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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer and treatment: The greek words kakos="bad things", & hexus="state of being. Cancer cachexia is characterized by diminished nutrient intake and progressive tissue de ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cachexia: Simple inspection of limbs can reveal significant loss of muscle bulk in any illness. This would also be accompanied by a gaunt and sunken facial appe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
No.: The mechanism is poorly understood, but even nutrition cannot reverse this condition. In cancer patients, it is thought to involve inflammatory cyto ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Even when you are: thin, losing a couple of pounds should not be of large concern. Also, we would need to determine if you truly are weak (your muscles are losing power) ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cannabis: Cannabis is a natural appetite stimulant. It works and because of my hospice work, is why i worked so hard to legalize it here in the U.S.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See a doctor: The symptoms you described warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
12 years experience Family Medicine
It is difficult: Cachexia from any cancer is difficult to treat. Many reasons can lead to poor appetite, from apathy to lack of hunger or not even being able to taste ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If the tumor is entirely gone, the patient should gain weight. If the person remains cachectic the cause should be investigated. Damage from the treat ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
High caloric fluid: The cachexia associated with cancer is due to the elaboration of tumor necrosis factor, As such a high caloric liquid diet including Ensure should be ... Read More
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