Fatigue caused by cancer and it’s treatments categorically is no mystery to anyone who lived or lives through the ravaging effects of non targeted whole body chemotherapy. Mitochondria run the energy centers of our cells and chemo damages all of our cells and halts or shows their regeneration. And depending on the type of cell it is: blood, skin, squamous, brain, the longer our body needs to produce a new cell. And the more complex its function is in the human body the more energy and time it needs to become part of our systems again.
My biology AA degree is showing here, yet it makes sense even to the layman, or laywoman, that our attention to fatigue caused by chemotherapy and by the cancer itself should be addressed earlier in the treatment protocol. Cancer-related fatigue effects +/- 50% of breast cancer patients receiving chemo, and from the time we receive it for another five to 10 years. I suppose it’s a wonder I’m awake and writing but my fatigue and bouts of insomnia exterminated my circadian rhythms with DDT. I exaggerate but you get the point, so read on for an expert or two from Singapore – yep all the way in the Far East – where researchers finally attempt to answer some questions for us, the weary, and our medical teams.
Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often experience severe and persistent tiredness. In a recent study, a team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a novel approach to identify the onset of this common side effect and objectively follow its development. Currently, cancer-related fatigue is mainly self-reported by patients, and there […]