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Is Tiredness Common In Cancer Survivors?

A year ago I had left lung cancer and surgeon removed half my left lung I have had pneumonia twice before cancer I m 59 lhe last month caughinh really sever titeness only on left side chest I also have several stents have had heart attach 3 times on SSDI lost ins only have part b at this time
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
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Radiation Oncologist 's  Response
Hi,

Yes, tiredness is common in cancer survivor patients. However, it is not wise to label any tiredness due to cancer.

Cancer survivors are able to lead an almost normal healthy life. So if there is any tiredness, that needs to be evaluated for common causes.

I would like to know details, such as is this tiredness new or been there for more than 6 months? Has it worsened recently or intensity has remained the same? Are you able to do your daily activities with ease or there is discomfort? Have you noticed blood in stools? Any other associated symptoms?

These clues will help me determine the probable cause. In your case, it is very important to rule out whether the symptoms are cancer-related/ pneumonia-related/heart-related.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist
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Is Tiredness Common In Cancer Survivors?

Hi, Yes, tiredness is common in cancer survivor patients. However, it is not wise to label any tiredness due to cancer. Cancer survivors are able to lead an almost normal healthy life. So if there is any tiredness, that needs to be evaluated for common causes. I would like to know details, such as is this tiredness new or been there for more than 6 months? Has it worsened recently or intensity has remained the same? Are you able to do your daily activities with ease or there is discomfort? Have you noticed blood in stools? Any other associated symptoms? These clues will help me determine the probable cause. In your case, it is very important to rule out whether the symptoms are cancer-related/ pneumonia-related/heart-related. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist