YOU, are the medicine for your fatigue!

YOU, are the medicine for your fatigue!

I can highly recommend this 9 minute video on Cancer Related Fatigue by Doc Mike Evans:

It explains why fatigue is both different and worse in cancer patients and provides some very useful tips that you can easily adapt to hopefully improve your quality of life. This video was found to be very helpful by the Leukaemia Foundation Men's group when it was shown at their last meeting.

There are plenty of more posts on fatigue, where our members share their tips for reducing its impact on their lives:


Photo: Scene from my walk yesterday, when I would rather have been sleeping. Wattle in bloom and a normally dry creek flowing well. (I did sleep 2.5hrs after my walk and wasn't sure if it was dawn or dusk outside...)

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  • A fun way to say that sometimes we can help ourselves by adjustments to our daily lifestyles.

    Well worth watching.

    Thanks Neil.

  • Definitely worth a watch!Thanks Neil.


  • I agree with Sue and Peggy... This is a great video, communicates so clearly... Thanks for posting, Neil.

    Lovely photo too. I didn't expect your part of the world to be so green and sunny at this time of year...

  • Thanks Neal how interesting,l have just walked to the doctors surgery for my six monthly bloods and am feeling fatigued, could quite easily sleep but will exercise instead by doing my house work,take care,Maggie

  • Brilliant. Thanks

  • Beautiful photo

  • A good simple reminder that we are in charge, so go for it. Good one, thanks. Sally

  • I enjoyed the video. But I couldn't stop thinking about how expensive it is to produce a those types of videos!

  • Very useful video despite being a little fast for my slowing brain. A transcript of bullet points would be useful for those of us who have to watch it ten times in order to note down all the helpful tips. Anyone offering?!

  • Hey fieldmeadow, I clicked on the youtube icon and navigated to the the site. Looks like those bullet points can be found here:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Lots of great stuff on this site!

    And, as always, THANK YOU NEIL for another great resource!

  • Just printed it out. Great to have these helpful points in black and white. Thankyou.

  • Thanks, Neil. Very helpful and timely today. Was wondering how I was going to get moving today after a rough night of fragmented sleep!!!

  • Thanks Neil. Well worth watching, this video acknowledges fatigue and empowers the person to accept and work with fatigue.


  • Excercise for me is a must. Walking several ks a day. Yoga and gym once a week. A swim in the ocean in the warmer months.

    The cancer council here in wa have free excercise programs for cancer patients and carers. Such as yoga classes, meditation, art therapy and movement classes. Which is encouraging us to get out and move are bodies.

    Also for the over 55s there is a govt subsidised gym program Living Longer Living Stronger. You're assessed by a physical therapist and given your own tailored workout.

    Any excercise you can do is worthwhile. It does help mild depression and fatigue

    It's very green here in W.Australia ...we've had lots of rain so far this winter. Spring in September.

    Thanks Neil a great reminder to keep the bod active whenever we can

    Sheila in Fremantle

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