Surgery in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Patients: What is the Role for Nutrition Support in your Daily Practice?

@article{Mariette2012SurgeryIE,
  title={Surgery in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Patients: What is the Role for Nutrition Support in your Daily Practice?},
  author={PhD Christophe Mariette and Marie-Laure De Botton ANP and PhD Guillaume Piessen},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={2128-2134}
}
Cancers of the esophagus and stomach have a major impact on patients’ nutritional status by virtue of these organs’ inherent digestive functions. Many patients with these cancers will require surgical intervention, which imposes further metabolic demands and compounds preexisting nutritional disorders. Patients with esophagogastric cancer are likely to have lost weight by the time the diagnosis is made. This fact alone is of clinical importance, because it is well known that patients who have… CONTINUE READING
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