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Evaluación multidimensional de la astenia relacionada con el cáncer

Maria Teresa San-Miguel Arregui, Eduardo Bruera

Medicina Paliativa, Volume 21, Issue 1, January–March 2014, Pages 21–31 

Editors' comments: Dr. Ricardo Caponero

Fatigue is one of the first symptoms that can appear in patients with cancer and quality of life is severely impacted by it. This review describes the different causes that influence fatigue and the different ways to asses this symptom. This multidimensionality is also involved in understanding the pathophysiology. For that reason they define fatigue as primary and secondary, and describe each of them.