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When can fatigue with colorectal cancer be a sign of something more serious?

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There are times when fatigue may be a clue to an underlying medical problem. Be sure to let your doctor or nurse know if you have:

�Increased shortness of breath with minimal exertion

�Uncontrolled pain

�Inability to control side effects from treatments (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite)

�Uncontrollable anxiety or nervousness

�Ongoing depression

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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