Physical Health

Addressing Fatigue with Your Health Care Team

Fatigue is highly common among people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). There are several ways to manage fatigue.

An estimated 9 out of 10 people with MBC experience some fatigue during treatment.1

Among 1,252 MBC patients surveyed in the United States, 43% report levels of fatigue that are higher than the general population in the United States.2

Fatigue can be caused by many psychological and physical factors:

  • Stress related to diagnosis and treatment

  • Side effects related to medications

  • Improper nutrition

  • Tumor burden

References:
  1. 1. Breastcancer.org. Fatigue and Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer. Available at http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/recur_metast/stop_treat/palliative/fatigue. Accessed October 26, 2017

  1. 2. Metastatic Breast Cancer Specialty Registry Report 2017, Cancer Support Community. Available at: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/sites/default/files/uploads/our-research/2017_Report/the_mcb_specialty_report_7-10.pdf?v=1. Accessed December 29, 2017.

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