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Cancer-Related Fatigue

  • An ideal resource for general practitioners, oncologists, nursing specialists, and medical trainees interested in supportive care in oncology

  • Includes specifically targeted, clinically-relevant information with aim to positively impact patient care

  • An up-to-date, evidence-based discussion of recent drug developments in the cancer supportive care field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 11-17
  4. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 19-37
  5. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 39-52
  6. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 53-64
  7. Joachim Weis, Markus Horneber
    Pages 65-74

About this book


Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is increasingly recognized as a significant problem for patients with cancer at all stages, including those undergoing therapy and in remission. In fact, studies have shown that CrF causes patients more distress than pain, nausea, or vomiting and yet fatigue is still often undertreated and rarely studied. However, several new treatments such as are being investigated to determine the most effective ways to manage this debilitating symptom and improve patient quality of life. Cancer-Related Fatigue will provide a concise overview of this condition, with an evidence-based discussion of diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management.


Cancer fatigue Fatigue Oncology Palliative care Stimulants Supportive care

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psycho-OncologyTumor Biology CentreFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Oncology/HematologyParacelsus Medical UniversityKlinikum Nuernberg, NuernbergGermany

About the authors

Dr Markus Horneber, Department of Oncology/Hematology, Klinikum Nuernberg, Germany.

Dr Joachim Weis, Tumor Biology Centre, University of Freiburg, Germany.

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