People with cancer may feel tired during and after treatment. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery and other treatments may cause patients to have less energy. An infection, fever, poor nutrition, decreased activity, depression and stress can also cause fatigue.
Being tired can impact work, concentration and participation in family or social activities. Even after cancer treatment ends, it may be a while before patients feel strong again. The following tips can help conserve energy.
The Cancer Rehabilitation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center and the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital addresses the needs of patients who are experiencing symptoms like fatigue and loss of physical function.
Learn more about the Cancer Rehabilitation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center and at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.