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Cancer-related fatigueCCancer-related fatigueCancer-related fatigueEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.5000000000000070.4000000000000368.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Fatigue is the feeling of physical or emotional exhaustion. It usually happens when you over-exert or "push" yourself too hard. Fatigue can be triggered by a lot of different things such as stress, medication, working too hard, illness and disease.</p>
La fatigue liée au cancerLLa fatigue liée au cancerCancer-related fatigueFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La fatigue est la sensation d'épuisement physique ou émotif. Elle survient habituellement lorsque tu fais trop d'efforts ou que tu te « pousses » trop. La fatigue peut être déclenchée par beaucoup de choses différentes comme le stress, les médicaments, le surplus de travail, les troubles de santé et la maladie.</p>

 

 

 

 

Cancer-related fatigue3515.00000000000Cancer-related fatigueCancer-related fatigueCEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANASymptomsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)Fatigue2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.5000000000000070.4000000000000368.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Fatigue is the feeling of physical or emotional exhaustion. It usually happens when you over-exert or "push" yourself too hard. Fatigue can be triggered by a lot of different things such as stress, medication, working too hard, illness and disease.</p><h2>What causes fatigue?</h2><p>Fatigue is a common symptom among cancer patients and there is even a special name for it: "cancer fatigue." Cancer fatigue can be physical, emotional or a combination of both. No one knows exactly why it occurs. It may be caused by the disease process and treatments. </p><p>Some cancer treatments may be more likely to cause fatigue, including: </p><ul><li>chemotherapy</li><li>radiation therapy</li><li>bone marrow transplant</li><li>biologic therapy</li></ul><p>There are also lots of other factors that can contribute to cancer-related fatigue such as:</p><ul><li>anemia (decreased numbers of red blood cells)</li><li>combination therapy (chemotherapy and radiation together)</li><li>tumour-induced hypermetabolic state (when the tumour competes with your other cells for your energy)</li><li>malnutrition (having very low levels of nutrients)</li><li>hypothyroidism (when the thyroid stops releasing enough hormones to keep your energy levels up) </li><li>side effects of the medications you take to ease side effects from cancer treatment</li><li>pain</li><li>stress </li><li>depression </li><li>insomnia</li></ul><h2>What are the symptoms of cancer-related fatigue?</h2><p>When you have cancer-related fatigue, your symptoms might include:</p><ul><li>tired eyes</li><li>tired legs</li><li>whole-body tiredness</li><li>stiff shoulders</li><li>low energy</li><li>poor concentration</li><li>weakness </li><li>boredom or lack of motivation</li><li>sleepiness</li><li>increased irritability</li><li>nervousness </li><li>anxiety</li><li>impatience</li></ul><h2>How can I manage cancer-related fatigue?</h2><p>Here are some ways you can try to manage your fatigue.</p><ul><li>Learn how to save energy when you’re feeling fatigued</li><li>Keep a diary to track the times you feel fatigued to help figure out what might make your fatigue better or worse. For example:</li><ul><li>Schedule periods of rest for yourself</li><li>Pace yourself – go at a moderate pace instead of rushing through activities</li><li>Identify anything in your surroundings that could cause you additional fatigue (for example harsh lighting)</li><li>Prioritize the activities that you want to do and manage your time so you can do them according to how you think you might be feeling</li><li>Make sure you keep a proper diet and exercise. This will be discussed in depth in the <a href="/Article?contentid=3566&language=English">lifestyle section</a><br></li></ul></ul><p>Your health-care team may also have some really great tips that can help reduce fatigue. Ask them for any advice that they may have.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Cancer-related_fatigue.jpg