Treating Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Patients can fight cancer-related fatigue with a variety of medical and non-medical approaches, says psychiatrist William Breitbart of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Stimulants such as Ritalin and Provigil, corticosteroids, and sleep aids can be used selectively to increase energy, although they may have side effects. Patients can also boost energy during and after cancer treatment with a modest amount of aerobic exercise, stress reduction, and activities that are relaxing and enjoyable.