Cancer cachexia.

  title={Cancer cachexia.},
  author={Kenneth A. Kern and Jeffrey A. Norton},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={12 3},
Cancer cachexia describes a syndrome of progressive weight loss, anorexia, and persistent erosion of host body cell mass in response to a malignant growth. Although often associated with preterminal patients bearing disseminated disease, cachexia may be present in the early stages of tumor growth before any signs or symptoms of malignancy. A decline in food intake relative to energy expenditure (which may be increased, normal, or decreased) is the fundamental physiologic derangement leading to… CONTINUE READING
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