17th October 2019


Is excessive fatigue a sign of cancer?

It's not the tired feeling people remember having before they had cancer. For some people, this kind of fatigue causes more distress than pain, nausea, vomiting, or depression. Cancer-related fatigue is worse than everyday fatigue.

Also, can cancer cause fatigue?

The cancer itself. Fatigue can be one of the first symptoms of cancer. It could be because there is cancer in the bone marrow and that slows down the production of red blood cells, causing anaemia. A cancer that affects your hormone levels could cause fatigue.