Fatigue is very common among cancer survivors. Fatigue is excessive tiredness, which is unlike the day-to-day tiredness a busy person may feel. Learning how to cope with cancer related fatigue can help people find a better quality of life.
Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville
- Optimisation clinic This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs.
- Occupational therapy services Occupational therapists can help you maximise independence, safety, comfort and personal satisfaction and, in doing so, improve your sense of well-being and quality of life.
- Wellbeing Centre Group program: Let’s talk about fatigue. This session explores fatigue experiences and offers some simple strategies to help you cope with fatigue in everyday life.
- Physiotherapy services Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can assist with mobility and physical function before, during and after cancer treatment
Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct
If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback please email, ACSC
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) report (2014): Screening, assessment and management of fatigue in adult survivors of cancer (US)
Information for cancer survivors and their families
- Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) fact sheet: Fatigue: dealing with cancer related fatigue
- Cancer Council Victoria fact sheet: Coping with cancer fatigue
- MacMillan Cancer Centre booklet: Coping with fatigue (UK)
- American Cancer Society (ACS) website: What is cancer-related fatigue? (US)
- Cancer Council podcast: The thing about cancer – Managing cancer fatigue
- Dr Mike Evans: Cancer fatigue whiteboard health video (Canada)
- Peter Mac fact sheet:
- Springboard Beyond Cancer website: Fatigue –self management (US)
Additional resources for health professionals
- Dr Eva Zopf online presentation: Exercise medicine for the management of cancer related fatigue
- NEW energy: Implementing guidelines for cancer related fatigue at Peter Mac (current)
Principal Investigator: Dr Elizabeth Pearson
If you would like to advise of any relevant projects or provide feedback please email, ACSC