Coping with cancer - managing fatigue

Cancer - related fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, weakness, or exhaustion. It is different from drowsiness, which can be relieved with a good night's sleep.

Most people feel fatigue while being treated for cancer. How severe your fatigue is depends on the type of cancer you have, the stage of cancer, and your treatments. Other factors like your general health, diet, and stress level can also add to fatigue.

Fatigue often goes away after your last cancer treatment. For some people though, it can last for months after treatment ends.

What Causes Fatigue

What You Can Do

When to Call the Doctor