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Br J Cancer. 2004 Aug 31;91(5):822-8.

Fatigue and cancer: causes, prevalence and treatment approaches.

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Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA. lwagner@northwestern.edu

Abstract

Fatigue is the most prevalent cancer-related symptom and has a significant adverse impact on patients' functional ability and quality of life. Hypotheses regarding the aetiology of cancer-related fatigue are discussed, and clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation and management of oncology patients with fatigue are reviewed. Both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies for the management of fatigue are summarised.

PMID:
15238987
PMCID:
PMC2409868
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6602012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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