For many patients, cancer-related fatigue is very different from the tiredness they experienced prior to their diagnosis. Sometimes it is described as suffering because it is more intense, severe and unrelenting than 'normal' fatigue. We also know that cancer-related fatigue has an impact on many dimensions of wellbeing, including: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual. Data from the COMPASS questionnaire at CancerCare Manitoba has helped us to better understand how cancer-related fatigue can affect patients across Manitoba. In fact, regardless of age group, gender, and cancer site, tiredness is the most commonly reported symptom across the province. We want to help you to cope with this symptom. Below are a number of high quality resources that might be helpful to you. If you have any questions about the information in any of the resources, please feel free to discuss them with your healthcare team.
For other helpful resources on managing fatigue, please contact CCMB Patient and Family Resource Centre at (204) 787-4357 or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026.
CancerCare Manitoba holds regular information sessions on coping with fatigue. To get information on the next session, please contact Patient and Family Support Services at (204) 787-2109 or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026.
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