June 15, 2012
Read this resource to learn what cancer-related fatigue is and how to manage it
This resource describes cancer-related fatigue: “Cancer-related fatigue is more severe and lasts longer than other types of fatigue that you may have felt in everyday life.”
Also, this patient resource shares the following information about fatigue:
- What can I do to manage fatigue?
- What is cancer related fatigue?
- What causes cancer related fatigue?
- How can my health care team help?
- When do I need to get medical help right away?
- How do I keep track of my fatigue?
- Where can I get more information?
Knowing how to manage cancer related fatigue can improve your physical and emotional well-being, and quality of life.
The Partnership’s Person-Centred Perspective initiative is committed to improving the patient experience. We are working with partners across Canada to find the best ways to offer a person-centred perspective throughout a person’s cancer journey and to help information flow throughout. The impact of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond the physical disease. It affects every aspect of a person’s life. The initiative has focused on reporting about the patient experience, and giving health-care providers patient-centred tools and resources, which have been validated and standardized.