Cancer related fatigue

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 

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Physiotherapy services Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can assist with mobility and physical function before, during and after cancer treatment
  • Optimisation clinic This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs.

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct 

If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback please email, ACSC

Guidance documents

Information for cancer survivors and their families

Additional resources for health professionals


  • 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