Troublesome symptoms in cancer survivors: Fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, and pain

Deirdre R. Pachman, Debra L. Barton, Keith M. Swetz, Charles L. Loprinzi

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Abstract

Patients with cancer suffer from a variety of symptoms associated with both cancer and its treatment. These symptoms may lead to a decreased quality of life for patients and can affect compliance with cancer therapies. The importance of adequately treating cancer-related symptoms is gaining more attention but, overall, many symptoms remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, and pain are among the most common troublesome symptoms experienced by cancer survivors. This article will focus on the management of these symptoms, including an assessment of the current research and proposed best-management practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3687-3696
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume30
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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