Cancer cachexia syndrome in head and neck cancer patients: part I. Diagnosis, impact on quality of life and survival, and treatment.

@article{Couch2007CancerCS,
  title={Cancer cachexia syndrome in head and neck cancer patients: part I. Diagnosis, impact on quality of life and survival, and treatment.},
  author={Marion Everett Couch and Victor Lai and Trinitia Y Cannon and Denis C. Guttridge and Adam M. Zanation and Jonathan R. George and D. Neil Hayes and Steven H Zeisel and Carol D Shores},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={401-11}
}
BACKGROUND Cancer cachexia is a debilitating, wasting condition that affects many cancer patients, including those with head and neck cancer. The overall incidence of cancer cachexia is quite high for some types of cancer, and cachexia will be the main cause of death for more than 20% of all cancer patients. This syndrome uniquely challenges patients with head and neck cancer. This article outlines the diagnosis of cancer cachexia, reviews its impact on patient quality of life (QOL) and… CONTINUE READING

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