Objective: To survey the prevalence of cancer-related fatigue in patients with esophageal cancer and investigate the correlation of the fatigue with TNM stage and prognosis. Methods: The patients in ward, who were recently diagnosed as esophageal cancer for a scheduled operation were surveyed. The grade of fatigue was evaluated based on the Chalder form. The clinical data, post-operation pathological information and follow-up results were collected. The patients were divided into two groups: the fatigue group and the non-fatigue group. Results: Sixty-eight cases had fatigue symptom among 226 patients (30.1%). The fatigue had a significant correlation with differentiation grade, infiltrating depth, lymph node metastasis and prognosis of esophageal cancer (P < 0. 05). Conclusion: Fatigue is related to TNM stage and prognosis of esophageal cancer.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Cancer Prevention and Treatment|
|State||Published - Apr 2008|
- Esophageal neoplasms/pathology