Efficacy of an exercise program on cancer related fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radical radiotherapy
Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. The persistent tiredness experienced during and after treatment significantly interferes with normal everyday function and can compromise the ability to complete treatment. While the typical response to CRF is rest, exercise has been shown to mitigate CRF during and after chemotherapy. This project will examine the impact of a home based exercise program on CRF in patients receiving radical radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Knowledge gained will help shape best practice guidelines for the management of CRF during and after radiotherapy.