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Doctors, what are the odds of a skinny person surviving chemo therapy?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends...

Skinny does not mean malnourished.
Albumin levels are a good lab to determine how noursished a person is. If it is greater than 4, you're in a good spot. Less than 2 is not a good spot. The side effects of chemotherapy are the ones that take a toll on someone, but usually you have doctor's support in treating symptoms. Doctor will make decision with patient on ability to tolerate.

In brief: Depends...

Skinny does not mean malnourished.
Albumin levels are a good lab to determine how noursished a person is. If it is greater than 4, you're in a good spot. Less than 2 is not a good spot. The side effects of chemotherapy are the ones that take a toll on someone, but usually you have doctor's support in treating symptoms. Doctor will make decision with patient on ability to tolerate.
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