Consumer Health: Coping with cancer fatigue

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Signs and symptoms of cancer will vary depending on what part of the body is affected. Fatigue is a common symptom, and it can result from the cancer itself or side effects of treatment.

Fatigue, usually described as feeling tired, weak or exhausted, can be caused by many factors, so your health care provider may suggest more than one strategy. These strategies may include self-care measures, and medications or medical procedures in certain cases. 

Learn more about the causes of cancer fatigue and steps you can take to reduce or cope with your condition.

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