Cancer can be exhausting both as a result of the disease itself and the treatment. However, a study indicates that there is a way to beat back the cancer-related fatigue.
– Cancer-related fatigue greatly affects quality of life and may even affect the ability to carry on with treatment.
– Research found that exercise and behavioral and educational therapy are more effective than prescriptions in fighting fatigue.
– Exercise and psychological treatment should be the first line of therapy in treating cancer related fatigue.
But because many people undergoing treatment do experience fatigue, it’s nice to know that there is something an individual can do to help reduce that fatigue and gain some of the many other benefits of exercise [both during and after treatment]: reduced stress, less anxiety, [and] benefits to physical functioning.
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