Physical Health

Addressing Fatigue with Your Healthcare 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 treatment1.

Among 1,252 MBC patients surveyed in the United States, 43 percent report levels of fatigue that are higher than the general population in the U.S2.

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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