A 75-year-old male asked:
how is cachexia corrected in prostate cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Mirochna answered
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 foods well thus decreasing appetite. I'd recommend that you work with a dietician who is familiar with cancer patients. Protein calories seem to be quite important as well. I have not seen doctors use Megace (megestrol) an appetite stimulant in these cases.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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