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Cancer-Related Fatigue

  • Joachim Weis
  • Markus Horneber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 11-17
  4. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 19-37
  5. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 39-52
  6. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 53-64
  7. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 65-74

About this book

Introduction

Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is increasingly recognized as a significant problem for patients with cancer at all stages, including those undergoing therapy and in remission. In fact, studies have shown that CrF causes patients more distress than pain, nausea, or vomiting and yet fatigue is still often undertreated and rarely studied. However, several new treatments such as are being investigated to determine the most effective ways to manage this debilitating symptom and improve patient quality of life. Cancer-Related Fatigue will provide a concise overview of this condition, with an evidence-based discussion of diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management.

Keywords

Cancer fatigue Fatigue Oncology Palliative care Stimulants Supportive care

Authors and affiliations

  • Joachim Weis
    • 1
  • Markus Horneber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psycho-OncologyTumor Biology CentreFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Oncology/HematologyParacelsus Medical UniversityKlinikum Nuernberg, NuernbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-907673-76-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Healthcare 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Healthcare, Tarporley
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-907673-75-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-907673-76-4
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