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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer$
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Sara Booth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001

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The management of fatigue in breast cancer

The management of fatigue in breast cancer

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(p.77) Chapter 7 The management of fatigue in breast cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer
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Catherine Sweeney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0007

This chapter discusses managing fatigue in breast cancer. Fatigue is one of the most common and troublesome problems in patients who have advanced breast cancer, and can be caused by many factors. The chapter begins with the steps to a thorough assessment of fatigue, including its causes and the assessment tools. Screening for fatigue involves an examination, a look at the patient's history of fatigue, and an assessment by other team members. Proper management and the medical interventions and pharmacological measures used to decrease fatigue are discussed in the final section of the chapter.

Keywords:   fatigue, assessment of fatigue, assessment tools, causes, screening for fatigue, history of fatigue, medical interventions, pharmacological measures

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