Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II pp 249-259
Tumor Anorexia: Causes, Assessment, Treatment
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- Ollenschläger G., Viell B., Thomas W., Konkol K., Bürger B. (1991) Tumor Anorexia: Causes, Assessment, Treatment. In: Senn HJ., Glaus A. (eds) Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II. Recent Results in Cancer Research, vol 121. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The major cause of death in patients with cancer is the generalized body wasting known as cancer cachexia (Lawson et al. 1982; S. Warren 1932). This syndrome is characterized by a mixture of metabolic abnormalities which lead to weight loss through accelerated wasting of host tissue mass together with failure of adequate nutrient intake (Kern and Norton 1988).
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