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What is fatigue?

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Fatigue, which is often confused with tiredness, is a daily lack of energy, a whole-body tiredness not relieved by sleep. It can last for a short time (a month or less) or stay around longer (one to six months or longer). Fatigue can prevent you from functioning normally and gets in the way of things you enjoy or need to do.

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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