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Management of weight loss and anorexia

Hopkinson, Jane B. ORCID:, Wright, D. N. M. and Foster, C. 2008. Management of weight loss and anorexia. Annals of Oncology 19 (Supp7) , vii289-vii293. 10.1093/annonc/mdn452

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Involuntary weight loss and anorexia are symptoms of cancer cachexia syndrome (CCS). The syndrome causes at least 20% of deaths in people with cancer [1]. Furthermore, weight loss and malnutrition are associated with poorer treatment tolerance and outcomes [2], and poorer quality of life [3]. The challenge for clinicians is to know how best to manage the symptoms of weight loss and anorexia for optimal patient outcomes. The aim of this article is to examine critically the management of weight loss and anorexia in people with CCS. It will draw on evidence collated from the Macmillan Weight and Eating Studies, to justify a new approach that complements current pharmacological and nutritional management. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0923-7534
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:20

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