Cancer Fatigue (Symptoms and Treatments)


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Comment from: tired bull, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 27

I was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer 4.5 years ago. After targeted chemotherapy and radiation, I was declared cancer free. Six months later I began to cough up blood and was just plain worn out. They told me it was side effects from earlier treatments, I was admitted to the hospital and quite accidentally, given a chest x-ray which showed a 4 cm mass and numerous 1 cm masses in my lungs. I underwent chemotherapy (5-FU, chloroplast and Erbitux) for 6 months. I am now on 2 times monthly Erbitux since my 6 month CT was very good. I'm extremely fatigued and people who know me are asking why I’m not being my old self. Any form of exercise or work wears me out where I've got to rest for a while and then I’m shot for the rest of the day. I ty to schedule my projects for morning, that’s when I’m the most rested until I just have to quit and stop for the day. It’s very frustrating but I hope for the opportunity to rest in the evening and wake up to get another morning to try to accomplish something.


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