Sep 03, 2006 - 4:33 pm
After being in remission for almost two years from rectal cancer (and feeling pretty good), I began to feel very tired all the time. This has gone on for months and much of the time, I feel like I did when I was on chemo. I know my blood pressure tends to become very low at the end of the day and I was blaming my fatigue on that. However, neither my oncologist or primary care doctor seemed concerned as I was not anemic and my thyroid medicine was working okay. I had never heard of post cancer fatigue until a few days ago when I received my Survivors issue of CURE magazine and read the article about Dr Wendy Harpham. I know this post cancer fatigue seems to be more common in those who have been treated for leukemia or lymphoma and also breast cancer. What I would like to know is, are there others out there, like me, who are experiencing this fatigue, long after treatment has ended?