Reducing Fatigue During and After Cancer Treatment
Many cancer survivors experience fatigue during and after they complete treatment. Coping with fatigue may help improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.
One tool against fatigue may be exercise. Survivors frequently report fatigue or extreme tiredness and an inability to function due to depression, anxiety and a lack of energy, all of which may be reduced by exercise. However, only about one-quarter of cancer survivors meet recommended guidelines for physical activity.
A recent study looked at the impact of exercise on reducing fatigue. Specifically, the researchers of this study wanted to understand whether exercising at home reduces fatigue for cancer survivors and whether frequent counseling helps patients form healthy, sustainable exercise habits.