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M. D. Anderson Hosts 3rd Annual Fatigue Awareness Week

M. D. Anderson Hosts 3rd Annual Fatigue Awareness Week
M. D. Anderson News Release 03/08/00

New aggressive cancer therapies are saving more and more lives, but they take a toll.

Cancer patients are also fatigue patients. And a growing number of physicians and health care workers are concerned about this most common side effect of cancer.

In recognition of this debilitating, but treatable side effect, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is hosting Fatigue Awareness Week, Apr. 3-7. Cancer patients, survivors and family members are invited to attend activities providing the latest information on cancer-related fatigue and its treatment.

Events kick-off with a mini fair at 10 a.m. Monday, Apr. 3, in Clark Clinic lobby, 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Brochures, a fatigue assessment quiz and nutrition samples, including energy bars, juices and protein supplements will be available. Healthy cooking demonstrations, side effects management classes, massages and relaxation programs are just some of the events scheduled Tuesday through Thursday.

The week's activities are free of charge and open to the public.

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For more information about the 3rd annual Fatigue Awareness Week, call (713) 792-7128.


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