Surviving cancer takes its toll both physically and emotionally. Compared to the other cancer-related side-effects you have endured, fatigue might be considered more of a nuisance rather than something to worry about.

However, if left untreated, fatigue can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Once cancer treatment is over, you may be anxious to get back to your pre-cancer activities— but there may be times when fatigue holds you back.

Fatigue may cause you to:

  • Miss work
  • Avoid attending social events
  • Skip exercise
  • Avoid friends
  • Shirk daily tasks such as cleaning your house, buying groceries, etc.
  • Stay in bed longer than usual
  • Experience mood changes
  • Feel depressed and/or hopeless

In other words, fatigue can prevent you from enjoying the fulfilling, post-cancer lifestyle you desire and deserve.

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