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Supportive Care

Cancer-Related Fatigue: Scientific Progress Has Been Made in 40 Years

Ashley Leak Bryant
AnnMarie Lee Walton
Brett Phillips
CJON 2015, 19(2), 137-139 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.137-139

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a persistent symptom experienced by survivors throughout their cancer journey. Although the etiology of CRF is unclear, evidence supports improvements in fitness and quality of life. Survivors could benefit from appropriate identification and treatment from oncology nurses.

At a Glance

  • Health care has shifted from disease-focused care to wellness care.|
  • The Oncology Nursing Society’s Putting Evidence Into Practice resource on fatigue provides synthesized information about strategies to reduce CRF.
  • Oncology nurses play a significant role in increasing awareness about the appropriate identification, recognition, and treatment of CRF.

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