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What are factors contributing to cancer cachexia?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Cancer and treatment
The greek words kakos="bad things", & hexus="state of being.
Cancer cachexia is characterized by diminished nutrient intake and progressive tissue depletion, both of which lead to weight loss. Cytokine activation and tumor-derived cachexia-inducing substances are thought to be the causes.In some cases, cancer treatment may also contribute to loss of lean body mass in patients with advanced cancer.

In brief: Cancer and treatment
The greek words kakos="bad things", & hexus="state of being.
Cancer cachexia is characterized by diminished nutrient intake and progressive tissue depletion, both of which lead to weight loss. Cytokine activation and tumor-derived cachexia-inducing substances are thought to be the causes.In some cases, cancer treatment may also contribute to loss of lean body mass in patients with advanced cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Multiple
Increased use of energy by tumor, release of cytokinces from tumor, loss of appetite, increased metabolic rate contribute to cachexia in tumors.

In brief: Multiple
Increased use of energy by tumor, release of cytokinces from tumor, loss of appetite, increased metabolic rate contribute to cachexia in tumors.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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