So What is Fatigue?
Fatigue is a common side effect of having breast cancer treatment, surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and other related treatments.
While it is hard to describe to other people, the feelings experienced are well-documented.
Feelings associated with fatigue can include:
How long fatigue lasts
Breast cancer treatment has a major effect on your body, and it takes time to recover.
Unfortunately, research shows that 30% of all cancer survivors will experience some level of persistent cancer- related fatigue post-treatment, and this fatigue can last months or even years.
The best ways to deal with fatigue
Fatigue will improve with time, so resting and adjusting your daily life will ensure a timely recovery.
It is so important to not overexert yourself if you suffer from fatigue.
Here are ten tips to conserve your energy and enjoy life when you are suffering from fatigue:
Want more information about fatigue?
Talk to your doctor or oncologist, or read more online:
The Australian Cancer Council Website offers information about managing symptoms from fatigue
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has a PDF booklet talking about cancer-relating fatigue
Icon Care has a PDF booklet to download which discusses Fatigue for cancer patients