Living with Cancer-Related Fatigue
No matter the type of cancer, there are some common experiences when it comes to treatment side effects. Across our oncology communities, fatigue is one of the most common side effects people have to cope with. For many, adjusting to life with chronic fatigue can be difficult because it can require drastic changes to your daily routine or feeling like you can't participate in activities you once loved. Some find that keeping a positive attitude and finding new ways to stay physically and mentally active are helpful in coping with their fatigue.
Tips for managing cancer-related fatigue
- Stay active when possible
- Eat well and stay hydrated
- Don't be afraid to ask for help
- Speak up to your doctor
- Rest when needed
Read more about tips for managing cancer-related fatigue.
Learn more about cancer-related fatigue
Learn how others with breast cancer, and other cancer diagnoses, manage their cancer-related fatigue and help others by sharing your story below.
- Outrunning Fatigue (Blood-Cancer.com)
- Dealing with Fatigue & Difficulty Sleeping (BladderCancer.net)
- Exercise: My Unlikely Remedy for Fatigue (LungCancer.net)
Share your experience as a patient, caregiver, or advocate.
Have you ever changed your treatment regimen because you were experiencing side effects?