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A 34-year-old female asked:

Does weight loss (muscle and fat) from cancer tend to happen all over the body? or could it just happen in my stomach and upper arms?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Weight loss distribu: The amount of weight you lose, & where it's lost from, is a complex question that is best answered in HealthTap Prime or by your oncologist. It depends on the stage of the cancer, the type of cancer, & (of course) your nutrition (what you're eating). In general, the weight loss can be maldistributive - muscle before fat, or from the arms before the belly, for example. In any case, keep healthy. GL

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Last updated Jan 19, 2017

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