Fatigue is the symptom most frequently reported by individuals with cancer. However, cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is very different from daily fatigue. Listen in as Alicia and Lizette from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) speak with retired medical social worker and oncology social work leader, Patrice Al-Shatti, MSW, LMSW. Patrice developed the first patient education materials, assessments, and programming on the topic of Cancer-Related Fatigue Syndrome for Mayo Clinic. She shares how calling cancer-related fatigue a symptom does it a disservice as it is actually considered a syndrome. She explains the difference between fatigue and cancer-related fatigue, the varying physiological and biological factors, and helpful strategies known to improve quality of life. Patrice also discusses energy conservation and activity management and how to actively pace, plan, prioritize and deal with ‘energy leaks’.
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