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Cancer and Fatigue: in the workplace

A. Richey

When dealing with cancer, fatigue is a common side effect of treatments. It may include physical, emotional or mental tiredness, and is often unpredictable, hitting without warning.

Everyday activities may become overwhelming tasks, and with cancer-related tiredness, sleep doesn’t help. The fatigue doesn’t stop when the treatment stops either – it may continue for months or years afterwards. Many people report that fatigue is the most distressing side effect of cancer and its treatment. It’s worth remembering however that not everyone who has cancer suffers from fatigue, and for those who d...

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