Web-Based Program May Help Cancer Fatigue


March 22, 2012

Reuters Health

Cancer survivors who are still battling fatigue may find help from online counseling, a new clinical trial suggests.

It's known that cancer patients commonly have fatigue, and it can linger for years after treatment.

Studies suggest that exercise can help, as can keeping a healthy sleep schedule, if possible. There's also evidence that "talk therapy" helps some people.

But in-person counseling is time-consuming, expensive and not always available depending on where you live. So for the new study, Korean researchers tested a Web-based education program among 273 people who'd been treated for cancer within the past two years... Read More