A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer-associated anorexia

Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi

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Abstract

Cancer-associated anorexia, or loss of appetite, is prevalent, distressing to patients and their families, and associated with poorer outcomes in patients with advanced cancer. A well-defined therapeutic strategy remains to be defined. We present here a review of appetite loss in cancer patients with a summary of how best to manage this symptom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of palliative medicine
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • anorexia
  • appetite stimulants
  • cancer
  • Loss of appetite
  • nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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