Side effects and symptoms

Tiredness (fatigue)

The term often used for extreme tiredness is fatigue. Look at our information on managing tiredness through relaxation and other techniques.

Coping with fatigue

Coping with fatigue

Denton describes how he coped with fatigue (tiredness) during his treatment for prostate cancer.

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Denton describes how he coped with fatigue (tiredness) during his treatment for prostate cancer.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is fatigue?

Fatigue is feeling very tired most, or all, of the time. It is a very common problem for people with cancer.

General information What causes fatigue?

The cause of cancer-related-fatigue (CRF) is not fully understood. There are thought to be many reasons for it.

General information Tips for a better night's sleep

Good-quality sleep is very important when you are tired. There are things you can do to help improve the quality of your sleep.

General information Managing your fatigue

Making some simple changes to your diet and exercise routine and learning how to relax may help you to manage symptoms of fatigue.

General information Managing work if you have fatigue

Speak to your employer or HR department about changes you may be able to make at work to help you cope with fatigue.

General information Support if you have fatigue

There is support available if you have fatigue. You might find it helps to talk to a counsellor or join a support group.