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What is breast cancer-related fatigue?

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Fatigue is a daily lack of energy or whole-body tiredness that doesn’t go away, even with good sleep. It can keep you from doing normal, daily things, and it affects your quality of life. Sometimes it's "acute," meaning it lasts a month or less. In other cases it's "chronic" and lasts up to 6 months or longer. Usually, it comes on suddenly, and may continue after you're done with your treatment.

From: Breast Cancer-Related Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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