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How does decreased nutrition cause cancer-related fatigue?

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Cancer cells compete for nutrients, often at the expense of the normal cells' growth. In addition to fatigue, weight loss and decreased appetite are common.

Decreased nutrition from the side effects of treatments (such as nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, taste changes, heartburn, or diarrhea) can cause fatigue.

From: Coping With Cancer-Related Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 12, 2018

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