Cancer-Related Fatigue: Approach to Assessment and Management

Santhosshi Narayanan, MD

Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Carmelita P. Escalante, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Question 1

What is the difference between cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and fatigue reported by individuals without cancer?

  •   Exercise worsens CRF
  •   CRF is more severe and not relieved by rest
  •   Antidepressants help CRF, even if there is no depression
  •   CRF is emotional fatigue and not physical fatigue

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