Cancer-Related Fatigue: Syndrome Not Symptom

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 speak with Patrice Al-Shatti, LMSW, who shares how calling cancer-related fatigue a symptom does it as 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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