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What can I do about fatigue with colorectal cancer?

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The best way to deal with fatigue from colorectal cancer is to treat the underlying medical cause, when you can. Some treatments may help improve fatigue caused by an underactive thyroid or anemia.

To conserve your energy:

�Plan, schedule, prioritize, and pace yourself

�Practice good posture and smart techniques for activities

�Use gadgets to help make work easier

�Allow time for rest

�Eat well

�Exercise regularly, doing low-impact activities

�Manage your stress

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

SOURCES: 

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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