A 34-year-old female asked:
how can you tell if you have significant loss of skeletal muscle from cancer cachexia?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
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 appearance. In other words, cachexia is quite obvious and not a subtle state of health.
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
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