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Cancer-related fatigue.
Eur J Cancer 2008; 44(8):1097-104EJ

Abstract

Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with cancer and in disease-free survivors. It has a significant impact on the quality of life. Although subjective fatigue is often related to objective changes in physical functioning or impaired performance status, the two phenomena are not synonymous and need to be distinguished. A number of robust and reliable assessment instruments to measure fatigue severity are now available and criteria for cancer-related fatigue syndrome have been proposed. The underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology of cancer-related fatigue are unclear. Management strategies include the use of psycho-educational interventions, exercise programmes and pharmacological treatments. The best evidence for the effectiveness of drug treatments is for the haematopoietic agents in anaemic patients undergoing chemotherapy and for methylphenidate in an on-treatment population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Mental Health, St. George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, United Kingdom. pstone@sgul.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18381237

Citation

Stone, Patrick C., and O Minton. "Cancer-related Fatigue." European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England : 1990), vol. 44, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1097-104.
Stone PC, Minton O. Cancer-related fatigue. Eur J Cancer. 2008;44(8):1097-104.
Stone, P. C., & Minton, O. (2008). Cancer-related fatigue. European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England : 1990), 44(8), pp. 1097-104. doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2008.02.037.
Stone PC, Minton O. Cancer-related Fatigue. Eur J Cancer. 2008;44(8):1097-104. PubMed PMID: 18381237.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cancer-related fatigue. AU - Stone,Patrick C, AU - Minton,O, Y1 - 2008/04/01/ PY - 2008/01/11/received PY - 2008/02/25/accepted PY - 2008/4/3/pubmed PY - 2008/9/16/medline PY - 2008/4/3/entrez SP - 1097 EP - 104 JF - European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) JO - Eur. J. Cancer VL - 44 IS - 8 N2 - Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with cancer and in disease-free survivors. It has a significant impact on the quality of life. Although subjective fatigue is often related to objective changes in physical functioning or impaired performance status, the two phenomena are not synonymous and need to be distinguished. A number of robust and reliable assessment instruments to measure fatigue severity are now available and criteria for cancer-related fatigue syndrome have been proposed. The underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology of cancer-related fatigue are unclear. Management strategies include the use of psycho-educational interventions, exercise programmes and pharmacological treatments. The best evidence for the effectiveness of drug treatments is for the haematopoietic agents in anaemic patients undergoing chemotherapy and for methylphenidate in an on-treatment population. SN - 0959-8049 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18381237/Cancer_related_fatigue_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959-8049(08)00148-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -