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Cancer-related Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients with, and survivors of, cancer. It is more severe, more distressing and less likely to be relieved by rest than the tiredness or fatigue of daily life. 

Specific to lymphomas, the 2018 Lymphoma Coalition Global Patient Survey on Lymphomas & and CLL found that 72% of patients experienced life-impacting fatigue.  The survey also revealed a greater prevalence of CRF in the later stages of lymphomas – relapse, remission and disease transformation – indicating that fatigue may get worse rather than better over time.

Lymphoma Coalition Resources on CRF

Website Resources

CRF and the effects of lymphoma: a short guide to understanding CRF symptoms and suggested treatments.

Resource Library: search our Library of over 4,000 articles for information on CRF.


The Lymphoma Coalition’s 2020 report Cancer-related Fatigue covers patients’ experiences of CRF before, during, and after treatment.

The report covers the following areas:
• Defining CRF;
• Understanding the causes of CRF;
• The effects of CRF on patients and survivors; and
• CRF screening, evaluation and treatment.