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    16. April 2021
    Bedingt durch die Krebstherapie kann es zu Nebenwirkungen wie Übelkeit oder Erbrechen kommen. Medikamente und Anpassungen im Lebensstil können helfen.
      
    09. April 2021
    Nach einer Krebstherapie kann es weiterhin zu gesundheitlichen oder psychischen Problemen kommen. Man spricht in diesem Fall von Spätfolgen.
      
    21. September 2020
    2020 feierte die Niedersächsische Krebsgesellschaft ihr 70-jähriges Bestehen. Die Krebsgesellschafft bietet Betroffenen u. a. eine psychoonkologische Beratung an.
      
    23. Juli 2020
    Für eine Partnerschaft ist es wichtig, schon ab dem Zeitpunkt der Diagnose offen miteinander über Gefühle und Empfindungen zu reden.
      
    20. Juli 2020
    Seit 2015 veranstaltet die Deutsche Krebsstiftung den German Cancer Survivors Day, bei dem Menschen mit der Diagnose Krebs zu Wort kommen.
      

    It is often difficult to distinct fatigue from general tiredness and exhaustion. A general gradation of tiredness does not exist. The judgement of the patient and the surrounding’s observation are the most significant criteria for a firm diagnosis.

    A comprehensive conversation between patient and doctor is essential for the diagnosis of fatigue. Due to the fact that all patients react differently to the symptoms of chronic diseases and the therapeutic measures that are prescribed to cure them, most patients do not identify the exhaustion as a treatable symptom but as a necessary side affect to deal with.

    In order to treat the lack of blood (anaemia), either red blood cells are administered to the body in a transfusion or the body’s own production of red blood cells is stimulated with hormones. Both methods lead to a quick multiplication of oxygen in the blood and, for this reason, to an increase of a person’s energy and productivity.

    If the fatigue is caused by muscle weaknesses, a systematic exercise programme can be used for therapy. Endurance sports like jogging, swimming and cycling are effective means of exercise for fatigue patients.

    “Fatigue” is the French word for tiredness or exhaustion and is also being called languidness or lassitude. It designates an exhaustion symptom which occurs with chronic diseases. As it is perceived by the patient and not visually noticeable to others it is a symptom opposed to a medical sign and primarily used in connection with cancer. It describes a feeling of sustained tiredness and listlessness that has an impact on the daily life of the concerned persons. In despite of sufficient sleep the patient feels weak, exhausted and overstrained.