Fatigue is one of the most disturbing symptoms of cancer. It is a form of physical and emotional exhaustion that cancer patients feel during the cancer crisis. Fatigue should not be mistaken for common tiredness which can be cured with a good night sleep or adequate rest. It renders cancer patients powerless, leaving them unable to carry out activities that they usually do before cancer.
It is more disturbing to know that this exhaustion remains during the treatment procedure. Medical studies show that some cancer treatment procedures also cause fatigue. Procedures like chemotherapy and radiation therapy or the combination of both leave patients fatigued.