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February 2003 News and Blog Posts (1)

Why Should We Care About the Cancer Anorexia/Weight Loss Syndrome?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - In a recent study, Wolfe and others interviewed 103 parents of children who had died from cancer.[1] Approximately 80% of these children suffered anorexia, or loss of appetite. Over 35% of parents identified anorexia as a cause of distress for their child when a physician failed to recognize it. Wolfe and others concluded,"greater attention to symptom control....might ease...suffering." In adults, the syndrome of cancer anorexia/weight loss is no less pervasive, and no… Continue

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