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Management of cancer cachexia.

Abstract

The diagnosis of cancer has traditionally been associated with malnutrition and wasting. Oncology patients are at risk for nutrition-related problems because of the cancer itself, as well as the treatment prescribed. Clinical manifestations of cachexia include anorexia, weight loss, muscle wasting, and fatigue, resulting in poor performance status. Control of symptoms, such as anorexia, nausea and vomiting, and mucositis is imperative in the management of cancer cachexia. Current pharmacologic therapies, as well as complementary and alternative methods, are presented. The nurse plays a key role in ensuring that the nutritional needs of oncology patients are met.

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    Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    Source

    AACN clinical issues 11:4 2000 Nov pg 590-603

    MeSH

    Cachexia
    Humans
    Neoplasms
    Nutrition Assessment
    Oncology Nursing

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    11288421

    Citation

    Finley, J P.. "Management of Cancer Cachexia." AACN Clinical Issues, vol. 11, no. 4, 2000, pp. 590-603.
    Finley JP. Management of cancer cachexia. AACN Clin Issues. 2000;11(4):590-603.
    Finley, J. P. (2000). Management of cancer cachexia. AACN Clinical Issues, 11(4), pp. 590-603.
    Finley JP. Management of Cancer Cachexia. AACN Clin Issues. 2000;11(4):590-603. PubMed PMID: 11288421.
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