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

  1. 1. Fatigue and Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer. Available at Accessed October 26, 2017

  1. 2. Metastatic Breast Cancer Specialty Registry Report 2017, Cancer Support Community. Available at: Accessed December 29, 2017.

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