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

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

What is fatigue?

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

What causes fatigue?

There are many causes of cancer-related-fatigue (CRF). Knowing about them may help you to cope with your fatigue a bit better.

Managing symptoms of fatigue

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

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.