Cancer, some complications from cancer, and some cancer treatments can make you feel very tired. But there are things you can do to feel better.
Try to get extra rest while you have chemotherapy or radiation therapy. You may be able to stay with much of your routine, with some extra breaks for rest. It is important to stay as active as you can during treatment. Staying active can help you have more energy. Feeling tired is often worse at the end of these treatments or just after they end. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to help boost your energy.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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