Survivorship: fatigue, version 1.2014
ABSTRACT Many cancer survivors report that fatigue is a disruptive symptom even after treatment ends. Persistent cancer-related fatigue affects quality of life, because individuals become too tired to fully participate in the roles and activities that make life meaningful. Identification and management of fatigue remains an unmet need for many cancer survivors. This section of the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship provides screening, evaluation, and management recommendations for fatigue in survivors. Management includes education and counseling, physical activity, psychosocial interventions, and pharmacologic treatments.
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ABSTRACT: Fatigue is a distressing and persistent symptom that can be produced by gynecological cancer or by its treatment.•The development of mechanism-driven fatigue interventions through translational and clinical research is necessary to achieve greater symptom control.•Knowledge of mechanisms producing fatigue and standardized methods for fatigue measurement and management in routine oncology care are lacking.Gynecologic Oncology 10/2014; 136(3). DOI:10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.10.013 · 3.77 Impact Factor