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The LITE Study

LITE study

The LITE Study

Are you still feeling tired after your cancer treatments have finished?
Light therapy may help you feel more energized and less tired!

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common and distressing symptoms that comes with a cancer diagnosis. It is a feeling of extreme exhaustion and lack of energy. It is not like the fatigue that most people experience as it is not relieved by rest or sleep. It is often more severe, it can come and go, and can last for short or long periods of time. Fatigue related to cancer often appears before a diagnosis, worsens during treatment, and lasts for months or years after treatment in up to 35% of patients. Although some of the treatments available may offer relief for some patients, not all may work or suit the needs of everyone.

The University of Calgary is offering a unique form of therapy that may help improve your symptoms of fatigue. The LITE Study is a FREE 6-week program that investigates the role of light therapy on the quality of life, sleep patterns, and measures of immune function and stress hormones in people who have finished cancer treatments and are still feeling tired. All patients complete a thorough assessment before to beginning the program. Once in the program, they will receive one of two types of light boxes that will be used every morning for one month. This device is safe and easy-to-use!

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Have finished your chemotherapy or radiation treatments
  • Are still feeling very tired
  • Would like to find new ways of feeling more energized!

If you think this is something you may be interest in, please visit our website www.theLITEstudy.ca or contact us to find out more!

For more information contact us by email:
LITE@ucalgary.ca
Or telephone:1 (403) 210-8606

This research has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (Project ID: E-24908)

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