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Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome

  • Markus Jackson
  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
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Abstract

Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome is a condition characterized by muscle wasting and lack of appetite for food. Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome is a very common occurrence in patients suffering from cancer and is associated with many adverse outcomes. Presented here is information regarding cancer anorexia-cachexia’s diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment.

Keywords

Anorexia Cachexia Leptin Progestans 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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