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Cancer Cachexia Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the cancer cachexia syndrome (cancer wasting syndrome).

Specialty:

Nutrition
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

C00-D49, R64

Description:

Patients with advanced cancer often show the cancer cachexia syndrome. The presence of cancer cachexia is a poor prognostic sign.

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