Cancer-Related Fatigue in Women With Breast Cancer: Outcomes of a 5-Year Prospective Cohort Study

Journal of Clinical Oncology, 04/19/2012

Cancer–related fatigue (CRF) is common but generally runs a self–limiting course. Much of the previously reported high rates of persistent CRF may be attributable to factors unrelated to the cancer or its treatment.

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The challenge arising from our study is to identify those patients who are likely to develop a protracted and disabling post treatment fatigue syndrome and focus intensive strategies on them and reassuring the majority of women that they will not have long term consequences.

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