Fatigue / Dyspnea
Fatigue / Dyspnea is a common side effect of cancer treatment.
- The only proven intervention for benign fatigue is exercise. Usually improves with time; if it persists longer than 6 months post treatment, other causes such as those listed below should be ruled out
More serious cancer or cancer treatment related causes can include:
- Thromboembolic events
- Recurrence of the disease
- Changes in heart function related to anthracycline chemotherapeutic agents and / or Herceptin
- Refer the patient back to the cancer program for management of these issues