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Post Cancer fatigue

August 16, 2021IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, NeuroplasticityComments Off on Post Cancer fatigue

I recently wrote an article on the nature of fatigue and the idea that fatigue / tiredness is not a lack of biological energy, but rather a form of protective response to a perceived threat.

With the brain being plastic and changeable with experience, a past threat can seemingly alter brain function to maintain the protective response of fatigue well after the threat has past.

Hence we get Post Viral Fatigue long after the viral threat has gone. Real fatigue, just no longer appropriate.

A common issue for those who have survived cancer treatment is Post Chemo fatigue. Does the same principle apply for Post Cancer Fatigue?

A paper came out in the journal Cancer today asking the question:

Does the Lightning Process Training Programme Reduce Chronic
Fatigue in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors?

 

 

Fauske, L.; Bruland, Ø.S.; Dahl, A.A.; Myklebostad, A.; Reme, S.E. Does the Lightning Process Training Programme Reduce Chronic Fatigue in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors? A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. Cancers 202113, 4076. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13164076
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