Study on correlation of cancer-related fatigue with TNM stage of esophageal cancer

Wei Xi Shen, Hui Li Ma, Yan Sun, Yu Mei Liu, Liu Xing Wang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-625
Number of pages2
JournalChinese Journal of Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • Esophageal neoplasms/pathology
  • Fatigue/etiology
  • Prognosis


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