Psychological and immunological characteristics of fatigued women undergoing radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer

Supportive Care in Cancer, 06/04/2012

The data are consistent with the concept that psychological distress prior to radiotherapy relates to a distinct immunological and behavioural response during radiotherapy. Patients reporting elevated anxiety should benefit from interventions that appropriately address the underlying psychological distress and have the potential to ameliorate disabling treatment–related fatigue.

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