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

Authors:

Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi


Published in Annals of Palliative Medicine

January 2019

 

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.

 

DOI: 10.21037/apm.2018.05.08

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Citation:

Childs, D. S., & Jatoi, A. (2019). A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer-associated anorexia. Annals of Palliative Medicine, 8(1), 50–58. https://doi.org/10.21037/apm.2018.05.08