Incidence of post-cancer fatigue overestimated

Around 6% of women experience persistent cancer-related fatigue a year after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, according to new research. This result is much lower than previous estimates, which have been as high as 50%.

The results suggest that previous estimates of post-cancer fatigue have included short-term fatigue states associated with other conditions unrelated to cancer treatment.

Researchers from the University of New South Wales note that fatigue still remains a main symptom of cancer and a major side effect of treatment.

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