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Why is fatigue often associated with cancer?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Persistent fatigue is one of the most commonly experienced cancer symptoms. It's also usually the case that the more fatigue, the more advanced the cancer -- both malignant and benign. Cancer is a prime example of a disease state whereby the body is not performing at 100 percent as it creates unhealthy cells that further disrupt other systems. The mere presence of cancer can increase your body's need for energy, weaken your muscles, and alter your hormones -- all of which lead to fatigue. Needless to say that adding any treatments like chemotherapy on top of that and you can see why cancer patients feel chronically tired.
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