Cancer-related Fatigue Discussed

Sixty to eighty per cent of cancer patients will experience some form of fatigue brought on by the disease or therapy.

That is according to Consultant Haematologist/Oncologist with the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, Dr. Dwight Lowe. He referred to the statistic while speaking on the topic ‘Cancer Related Fatigue and its Management’ at the Cancer Support Services Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel yesterday.
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Support is Vital

Cancer is the leading cause of death in this country.

According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Health, Dr. Joy St. John, data from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the island’s lone tertiary care facility, indicated that between 2005 and 2009, cancer was second only to cardiovascular disease. Dr. John made the disclosure while addressing those gathered at the Hilton Hotel for the Cancer Support Services Annual Conference under the theme ‘Living with Cancer: My Life After Diagnosis’.
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