Clinical update

Cancer-related fatigue: symptoms and management with Untire app

A self-help app offers people who have cancer-related fatigue support, advice and tips
Picture shows a young woman wearing a headscarf after radiation therapy looking pensive as she uses her phone. A self-help app called Untire can help cancer patients and survivors regain their energy.

A self-help app called Untire offers people who have cancer-related fatigue support, advice and tips

Essential facts

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common side effect for people with cancer.

Among the symptoms are a lack of energy, sleeping problems and feeling anxious, sad or depressed. Other symptoms include muscle pain, feeling breathless after doing small tasks, finding it hard to concentrate, think clearly or make decisions, as well as losing interest in usually enjoyable activities and negative feelings.

According to the charity Macmillan Cancer Support there may be several reasons for CRF including the cancer itself, treatments, anaemia, eating problems, other health issues and the psychological effects of cancer. Patients should be encouraged to do various things that may help,

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