Cancer-related fatigue: can exercise physiology assist oncologists?

  title={Cancer-related fatigue: can exercise physiology assist oncologists?},
  author={Alejandro Luc{\'i}a and Conrad P Earnest and Margarita Maria Escobar Perez},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  volume={4 10},
Most patients with cancer experience fatigue, a severe activity-limiting symptom with a multifactorial origin. To avoid cancer-related fatigue, patients are frequently advised to seek periods of rest and to reduce their amount of physical activity. This advice is reminiscent of that formerly given to patients with heart disease. However, such recommendations can paradoxically compound symptoms of fatigue, since sedentary habits induce muscle catabolism and thus cause a further decrease in… CONTINUE READING

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