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Tips and tools for helping cancer survivors manage fatigue

Tips and tools for helping cancer survivors manage fatigue

January 14, 2015

There are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, and this figure is expected to grow to almost 19 million in the next decade, according to the latest data (.pdf) from American Cancer Society.

At a recent Stanford Health Library talk, Kelly Bugos, a nurse practitioner and manager of the Stanford Cancer Survivorship Program, discussed managing fatigue, one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment. The above video offers an overview of the many cause of cancer-related fatigue, a discussion of how nutrition and exercise can help boost patients’ energy levels, and evidence-based tips and tools to help survivors feel more energetic and focused.

Previously: Practicing Qigong may help older prostate cancer survivors fight fatigue, pilot study finds, Dramatic increase in number of older cancer survivors expected and Stanford-developed fitness program helps improve cancer survivors’ quality of life

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