By reading, writing, listening and doing exercises on a daily basis, (former) cancer patients can get a better grip on their fatigue and improve their quality of life.
(Available for iPad only)
All over the world millions of (former) cancer patients suffer from extreme fatigue. They feel so tired that they cannot do what they would like to do. They are unable to work or care for their family. Often they feel stressed and depressed.
The TiredofCancer app helps (former) cancer patients to cope with extreme fatigue. By reading, writing, listening and doing exercises on a daily basis, (former) cancer patients can get a better grip on their fatigue and improve their quality of life.
Extreme fatigue is common for cancer patients - not being able to work, to take care of your family or to have fun. You will work on your energy level and learn how to control your thoughts and emotions.
Everyone has borders. Cancer patients have to learn to recognize their new borders. In this section you will learn about setting your borders and what you can do to respect them.
If you have or have had cancer, you can have an array of worries. Will the disease come back? Can I rely on my body again? These worries can keep you awake at night. In this section you will learn to cope with worry. You will learn how not to fight it but accept it and let it go.
You may fear that you are no longer the person you were before the disease. You may no longer recognize your own behavior. Or you may fear that the disease might come back, or that you can no longer be the person you want to be. All cancer patients suffer from anxiety once in a while, or indeed quite often. By learning to cope with fear you will conserve your energy.
We are psychologists specialized in oncology. For the past 27 years we have been offering psychological care to hundreds of cancer patients. We do this in Academic hospitals and in the Helen Dowling Institute (psycho-oncological centre) in the Netherlands. We have developed successful face-to-face and online interventions to cope with cancer-related fatigue.
Fatigue is the most common problem that (former) cancer patients experience: estimates vary from 40% to 90%. We have now incorporated our clinical experience into the TiredofCancer app to be able to help even more people.
MARIJE VAN DER LEE
Fatigue is something that (former) cancer patients can suffer from. The TiredofCancer app has been developed to help. Please always consult your doctor first if you suffer from (extreme) fatigue to exclude physical causes (for example anemia).
A percentage of the proceeds from this app will go towards psychological care for cancer patients and their loved ones to help them deal emotionally with cancer. So, by using TiredofCancer, you not only help yourself but others as well.