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Tired, exhausted or fatigued

Tiredness (fatigue) is a common side effect of cancer and its treatments.  Rest does not always help, and it can affect all aspects of your life. 

For information to help you cope with feeling tired please click on the coloured links below. You may also find the information on our eating problems pages useful.

Macmillan Cancer Support – tiredness (fatigue)

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Also produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer. 

Macmillan Cancer Support - tired, exhausted or fatigued

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00

Cancer Research UK – Tiredness with cancer (fatigue)

The Cancer Research UK website has information on different types of cancer and living with cancer.

Cancer Research UK freephone helpline: 0808 800 4040

If you require more information about fatigue, please contact the Cancer Information Centre and we will try to help you.

This page last reviewed 19/06/2023