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Fatigue Awareness Week recognizes Number-One Treatment Side Effect

Fatigue Awareness Week recognizes Number-One Treatment Side Effect
M. D. Anderson Hosts Events April 1-4
M. D. Anderson News Release 03/12/02

In recognition of the debilitating fatigue that accompanies cancer treatment and affects a patient's health and quality of life, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is hosting its fifth annual, on-site Fatigue Awareness Week, April 1-4.

During the week, cancer patients, survivors, family members, visitors and employees are invited to attend a variety of activities that demonstrate how this number-one side effect of cancer is both real and treatable.

The week opens April 1 at 10 a.m., with a mini-fair in the Rotary House crosswalk and The Park in Alkek Hospital, featuring free fatigue-related information. Massage therapy, side effects management classes and demonstrations of relaxation techniques are just some of the other activities planned.

In addition, a talk on "Fatigue/Quality of Life" will be presented, noon-1 p.m., April 2, in M. D. Anderson's Hickey Auditorium, by Dr. Anna Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz, who specializes in exercise, fatigue, weight changes and quality of life, is associate professor and scientist in the Department of Primary Care at Oregon Health Sciences University.

For more information about this year's Fatigue Awareness Week, call the Patient Education Office at (713) 792-7128.


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