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Re: cancer fatigue

Hi Grumpy


Thank you for posting.


It sounds like you are having a very difficult time with fatigue. Fatigue can be distressing and frustrating. 


As you have posted on the secondary breast cancer board we wonder if you have secondary breast cancer.  Cancer-related fatigue (extreme tiredness) is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people with secondary cancer.


We are not aware of any new research or trials on fatigue.  Sometimes treatment teams may undertake trials which are not widely available or known outside that hospital. You may want to check with your treatment team if there is anything happening within the hospital. You can also ask them what might help you to manage fatigue. They may be different causes of fatigue including, the emotional impact of of a diagnosis: as well as the side effects of treatment, such as, loss of appetite, medication or sleep disruption.  There are things you can try to help manage fatigue which are discussed in the previous links.


You may want to keep a diary to record when you feel at your most tired.  This will help you to plan activities you enjoy in the times when you have more energy. Eating a healthy well balanced diet is also important. The following tips for better sleep may also be helpful. Some people find certain complementary therapies can also help with fatigue.


If you are living with secondary breast cancer we provide a number of different services aimed at providing both information and support.


We often find we can help people more by speaking to them on the phone. Your call will be confidential and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.


The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).


Our usual opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.


Thank you for contacting us. Please contact us again in the future if you have any further queries.


Kind regards




Breast Cancer Now Nurse


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cancer fatigue

Is there New research about fatigue? 

Are there any trials for treatment of fatigue?

I suffer from this massively and life is becoming constrained -some days I can barely walk to the shops.