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how much weight loss is concerning cancer

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Tumor cachexia is a condition usually seen in patients with advanced cancer that results in loss of lean body mass. Part of it is due to decreased cal ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Multiple causes: Cancers are cells that grow outside the bodies control system, so the cancer cells steal nutrition from the healthy cells. Cancer patients frequently ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yea: Weight loss is a common symptom of cancer but some people gain weight. This can be caused from medications, side effects (fluid retention). Hope thi ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the type of cancer and what organ systems are involved. Some cancers are relatively slow growing, and symptoms may also progress slowly. Others h ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unexplained: At age 19, you may be exercising for your favorite sport and actually have difficulty maintaining body fat, not that there is any reason to want to. I ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Good sign: Do not gain more weight, if you are now at your desired body weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely with 64 : Lb loss. Weight loss may be the presenting symptom of a cancer, but loss of 64 pounds is likely to have been accompanied by other symptoms, and findin ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cachexia: Weight loss in patients with cancer is called cachexia. It is commonly due to chemicals called inflammatory cytokines that circulate in their bodies. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Cancer wth Weight lo: Cancer can cause loss of appetite and loss of weight, It is not a natural side effect of cancer. Different cancers and Thor spread to different parts ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May have neither: If you have the least concern, get seen by your physician now.
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