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Help please! is extreme fatigue a symptom of cancer, or just what happens during cancer treatment?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes - either. Fatigue may be a sign of cancer, but of course is common in many other non-cancerous conditions.
Treatment may cause extreme fatigue, but many people receive treatment with tolerable side effects.

In brief: Yes

Yes - either. Fatigue may be a sign of cancer, but of course is common in many other non-cancerous conditions.
Treatment may cause extreme fatigue, but many people receive treatment with tolerable side effects.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Karen Sibert
During cancer treatment, patients need regular blood testing to check for anemia and other abnormalities that can cause fatigue.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be either

Fatigue is a common symptom of cancer.
Fatigue can also develop as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

In brief: Can be either

Fatigue is a common symptom of cancer.
Fatigue can also develop as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be both

Fatigue can be due to cancer or it's treatment side effect or both or neither.

In brief: Can be both

Fatigue can be due to cancer or it's treatment side effect or both or neither.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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