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What types of cancer treatments can cause fatigue?

Survivors who receive certain types of treatments for their cancer are more at risk for fatigue, such as:
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological therapies (such as Interferon)
  • High doses of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant or a stem cell transplant
  • Certain medications that can cause fatigue
  • Treatment with chemotherapy, radiation or surgery that affects hormones

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