Fatigue in Adult Survivors of Cancer

Publication Date: May 16, 2024

Key Points

Key Points

  • Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a persistent, often overwhelming feeling of physical, mental, and/or emotional exhaustion and differs from fatigue caused by exertion since it is not necessarily relieved by rest or sleep.
  • CRF can affect people with cancer at any stage of the disease and at any time in the cancer trajectory, from diagnosis through long-term survivorship.
  • Prevalence estimates indicate that 30–60% of patients experience moderate to severe fatigue during treatment, and 20–30% continue to experience fatigue for months or years after treatment completion.

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