Research progress on cancer-related fatigue

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Author:
ZHANG Xue(Department of Medical Oncology,Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University,Shijiazhuang 050011,China)
Journal Title:
Cancer Research and Clinic
Issue:
Volume 24, Issue 08, 2012
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1006-9801.2012.08.025
Key Word:
Neoplasms; Mental fatigue; Pathogenesis; Evaluation; Treatment

Abstract: Fatigue is one of the most common complaints in cancer patients that profoundly affects all aspects of quality of life.However,cancer-related fatigue remains under recognized and poorly treated.This rcview has been conducted with the causes and potential treatments of fatigue in cancer patients.The methods for evaluating fatigue,and possible therapeutic options are also discussed.

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