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.

Information for cancer survivors and their families

Guidance documents

Additional resources for health professionals

Projects

  • 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 

Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville 

The following services are available to patients of Peter Mac, Parkville. If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.

  • 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 

Peter Mac is also part of the Parkville precinct (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital), with services listed separately, above. If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback please email, ACSC. If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.