Fatigue is the Most Common Symptom Experienced by Adults and Children with Cancer

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  • Almost every cancer patient reports some fatigue
  • Length and depth of sleep may not relieve fatigue
  • Cancer patients can experience mental fatigue as well as physical fatigue
  • NCI-supported studies of exercise, including yoga, have shown that activity reduces symptoms of fatigue for some cancer patients
  • Fatigue related to cancer and its treatment is often not relieved by rest

NCI supports research to measure, understand, and treat fatigue in cancer patients.

For more information, see:  https://prevention.cancer.gov/supportive-care.