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Breast cancer therapy can cause ongoing lethargy

A study has found that 30% of women who have undergone breast cancer treatment complain of persistent loss of energy in the first 5 years after therapy, with 60% of them stating the lethargy continued for longer. Experts believe that the cause of their fatigue is influenced by dual therapy (chemotherapy and radiation), depression, cardiovascular disease and persistent pain.

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About: Breast cancer therapy can cause ongoing lethargy

Date: 12 January 2006

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Karla Gale

URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2006-01-09T184501Z_01_COL967482_RTRUKOC_0_US-FATIGUE-PERSIST.xml&archived=False

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