Cancer patient? If you are, fatigue is a familiar feeling. This is the most common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. 90% of cancer patients who are undergoing standard cancer regimen i.e. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and surgery experience this unique kind of fatigue.
What is Cancer Fatigue
Fatigue as a result of cancer and cancer treatment is different from the tiredness we feel after too much physical activity or after a day’s work. This fatigue develops slowly over time and is related to cancer growth.
It’s like we have zero energy. It looks like cancer has sapped every ounce of energy from our being. We struggle to accomplish our normal everyday activities. It takes a gargantuan effort to perform fun things we’re used to doing. We become sloppy with our appearance and relegate it at the back of our lives. We feel irritable and we’ve lost our sexual desire. We’d just want to sleep more than usual. But that constant tiredness hounds us even after a good night’s rest. more…