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A 28-year-old female asked:

My dad has stage 4 stomach cancer and is currently having chemotherapy. what can be done to help his drastic weight loss, fatigue and muscle loss?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Typical signs: Your dad is experiencing typical signs of late malignancy. Focus should be on his comfort, trying to avoid aggressive therapies. While few drugs might be used for a limited time based trial, they will not change the natural progression of his condition. Ask for Palliative care services if available locally.

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Last updated Jan 24, 2019

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