Fatigue and cancer: Causes, prevalence and treatment approaches

L. I. Wagner*, D. Cella

*Corresponding author for this work

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Fatigue is the most prevalent cancer-related symptom and has a significant adverse impact on patients' functional ability and quality of life. Hypotheses regarding the aetiology of cancer-related fatigue are discussed, and clinical practice guidelines for the evaluation and management of oncology patients with fatigue are reviewed. Both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies for the management of fatigue are summarised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-828
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 31 2004


  • Cancer symptom management
  • Cancer-related fatigue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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