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David P. Yuppa

and Ilana M. Braun

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date: 25 February 2021

This chapter defines fatigue as a common persistent, subjective sense of tiredness related to cancer or cancer treatment that interferes with usual functioning and it considers the prevalence, impact, and screening of fatigue in cancer patients. It uses the NCCN Guidelines on Adult Cancer Pain as a framework. It outlines the screening, interventions, and treatment of this symptom in cancer patients. In order to identify potentially modifiable risk factors, the history taker should explore premorbid fatigue levels as well as medical and mental health histories.

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