Thanks Julie and Roy for sharing your own experiences. Sorry to hear of the fatigue in both your cases.
It's difficult, My husband had his prostate removed because at the time they thought the Ca was contained, even though his Gleason was 9. At the time of removal they realised it was much more widespread, on bladder neck, seminal vesicles and 1 lymph node. We have since found out there was only one positive margin left, but they have clarified that there are now 2 suspicious lymph nodes outside of pelvis, but still not 100% sure. Which is why they are trying HT before RT apparently.
So the staging isn't absolutely clear, going for a T3c at the moment (and we are praying it stays that way, even though we of course would have preferred stage 2- or nothing at all!!).
Pete also has lypmhodema on left leg, but apparently the blockage extends across his left pelvic region (not cancerous). I had glandular fever as teen and suffered fatigue episodes ever since. SO, glandular fever is a disease of lymph nodes, where they can't get rid of the viruses (simply put!) , so to me, it stands to reason that if lymph nodes are damaged and blocked/ affected by cancer, one symptom would be fatigue? Also surely the body must know something alien is going on and be trying to fight it, which again could cause fatigue?
Just strange to me that more research isn't done on this particular symptom....
Thanks all! x
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