Fatigue Infographic

Infographic Description: Fatigue is the most common symptom experienced by adults and children with cancer.

  • Almost every cancer patient reports some fatigue.
  • Length and depth of sleep may not relieve fatigue.
  • Cancer patients can experience mental fatigue as well as physical fatigue.
  • NCI-supported studies of exercise, including yoga, have shown that activity reduces symptoms of fatigue for some cancer patients.
  • Fatigue related to cancer and its treatment is often not relieved by rest.

NCI supports research to measure, understand, and treat fatigue in cancer patients.