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Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Andrea M. Barsevick
Tracey Newhall
Susan Brown
CJON 2008, 12(5), 21-25 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S2.21-25

Guidelines for the management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) emphasize evidence-based strategies for reducing this common symptom in patients with cancer. Exercise has the largest body of data supporting its benefits in reducing CRF. Patient education and counseling also are considered integral to effective CRF management. Additional interventions can be pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic, although a combination of approaches may be employed. Several factors known to be associated with CRF may be particularly amenable to treatment.

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