Monday, January 09, 2006

Fatigue hits breast cancer survivors

The Age, via the journal Cancer, January 9, 2006
A third of breast cancer survivors suffer from fatigue for up to 10 years after their initial diagnosis, according to a UCLA study. "Fatigue is recognised as one of the most common and distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment and it can significantly impact a woman's quality of life," said Julie Bowar, a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Centre and the study's lead author. According to the study, published in the online edition of CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society, approximately 34 per cent of the 763 cancer patients surveyed reported significant fatigue at five to 10 years post diagnosis. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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