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.

About our cancer information videos

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?

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

Living with fatigue

Planning ahead can help if you have fatigue. Organising your everyday activities may make things easier.

Online support tool for people with fatigue

Macmillan and the University of Southampton have developed a new online resource for people with fatigue called RESTORE. RESTORE provides information about things you can do to help you cope with fatigue and feel more confident to manage it. Register to use the tool.empty