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Exercise and psychological interventions reduce cancer related fatigue, review finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1127 (Published 03 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1127
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Exercise and psychological interventions effectively reduce fatigue during and after cancer treatment, a meta-analysis of randomised trials has found. The authors recommend that these should be prescribed as first line treatments.1

Cancer related fatigue is one of the most common and troublesome adverse events that patients experience during and after cancer treatment. It sometimes limits people’s ability to complete their medical treatment and can persist for …

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