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Can stress management help with fatigue from colorectal cancer?

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Managing stress can help relieve fatigue and make you feel better about yourself.

Adjust your expectations to find a sense of accomplishment. Learn relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or visualization. Activities that don't need a lot of energy, such as knitting, reading, or listening to music, may divert your attention away from fatigue.

You may find support in groups of other people with cancer who understand what you are going through. If your stress seems out of control, talk to a health care professional.

From: Colorectal Cancer and Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

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August 2008. 

''Impact of Cancer-related Fatigue on the Lives of Patients: New Findings from the Fatigue Coalition,'' 2000 (http://www.TheOncologist.com/cgi/content/full/5/5/353). TheOncologist,

American Cancer Society.

 

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

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August 2008. 

''Impact of Cancer-related Fatigue on the Lives of Patients: New Findings from the Fatigue Coalition,'' 2000 (http://www.TheOncologist.com/cgi/content/full/5/5/353). TheOncologist,

American Cancer Society.

 

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

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