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The aetiology, impact and management of cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer

By Raymond Javan Chan, Patsy Yates and Alexandra L. McCarthy

Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a distressing symptom frequently experienced by patients with advanced cancer. While there have been some advances in the understanding of the management of fatigue associated with cancer treatment, CRF associated with advanced cancer remains a phenomenon that is not well-managed. The aetiologic factors associated with CRF, the impacts of CRF and the current management of CRF are discussed in this review article in relation to patients with advanced cancer. The paper concludes that while further research is required in the area, there are several potentially effective strategies currently available that can reduce the severity of CRF in patients with advanced cancer

Topics: 111003 Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care), 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified, Cancer-related fatigue, Advanced cancer, Palliative care, Symptom management, Palliative nursing
Publisher: Cambridge Media
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:46318

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