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Fatigue: The most common side effect of cancer treatment


March 4, 2002 -  National Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day is April 4, 2002!

Cancer patients often believe they are supposed to feel "sick and tired" when going through cancer treatment so they underreport their symptoms, or "don't want to complain to their doctor."

It is important that patients and families are made aware that they should report fatigue to their physicians so they can receive easy, necessary treatment that can make them feel better and have an improved quality of life. By covering this topic, the newspaper can help educate the public about this problem and hopefully help those in need.


If you are interested in publishing a story about this subject and have further questions,
the following staff at the Evansville Cancer Center will be available:

Al Korba, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director, Evansville Cancer Center

Rick Ballou, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncologist, Evansville Cancer Center

Julia Georgesen, MSN, Clinical Director of Operations from the Evansville Cancer Center.




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