Coping with fatigue

Coping with fatigue (tiredness)

Booklet
Published: 30 Sep 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 8
Coping with fatigue

A booklet for people who have fatigue (extreme tiredness) as a result of cancer or its treatments. Learn about why fatigue arises and how to deal with it at work and home.

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Published: 30 Sep 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 8

A booklet for people who have fatigue (extreme tiredness) as a result of cancer or its treatments. Learn about why fatigue arises and how to deal with it at work and home.

About this booklet

This booklet is about coping with fatigue caused by cancer or its treatment (cancer-related fatigue). Fatigue means feeling very tired or exhausted all or most of the time. The tiredness is not helped by rest and can affect you physically and emotionally.

The booklet covers diet, exercise, relaxation and sleep. It includes a removable fatigue diary for tracking daily energy levels.

Visit our online information about fatigue (tiredness).

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.