Cachexia-anorexia in cancer patients
Eduardo Bruera, Irene Higginson
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Medical - 197 pages
Symptoms of weight loss, weakness, and lassitude (ie cachexia) can be found among 50 and 90% of cancer patients. This book provides the most comprehensive text in understanding the causes of these symptoms, how they are recognised and measured, which types of patients are affected, and the possible treatments. The book also examines the psychological impact on the patient and family and ways of managing this.
The editors' high international standing has enabled them to assemble an outstanding group of authors to write on the many aspects of cancer cachexia.
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