Cancer‐related fatigue

@article{Berger2012CancerrelatedF,
  title={Cancer‐related fatigue},
  author={Ann M Berger and Lynn H. Gerber and Deborah K. Mayer},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118}
}
Cancer‐related fatigue (CRF) has been documented as 1 of the most distressing symptoms reported by breast cancer survivors. CRF affects functioning and impacts quality of life. Possible causal factors include physical conditions, affective and cognitive states, proinflammatory cytokines, and metabolic factors. Several common problems are associated with CRF in women with breast cancer, including treatment side effects, obesity, arm/upper quadrant symptoms, sleep disturbances, psychological… 

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