Exercise for cancer related fatigue

Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug treatments were less effective.

Based on their findings, the authors suggest that doctors should recommend exercise or psychological therapies to patients with cancer-related fatigue in the first instance, rather than turning to medications.

Lead author Karen Mustian, Ph.D. – associate professor in the Cancer Control Program of the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York – and colleagues recently published their findings in JAMA Oncology.

Medical News Today, 03/03/17