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The problem of malnutrition in patients with cancer

Anna Tokajuk, Halina Car, Marek Z. Wojtukiewicz
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(1):23-29.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2015)
Review articles
Published online: 2015-10-26

Abstract

The problem of nutrition disorders affects most patients with cancer. Prevention and treatment of malnutrition is dependent on the stage of the disease and the patient’s requirements. Doctor’s task is the assessment of nutrition status, treatment of malnutrition, and monitoring the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. It is worth remembering that patient can derive great benefits from an appropriate nutrition and from professional nutritionist care. Effective treatment can be carried out in the hospital as well as at patient’s home. Prevention and treatment of nutrition disorders can significantly improve the patient’s condition and the course of oncological treatment and best supportive care. Therefore, the problem of an appropriate nutrition should be considered in every patient with cancer.

Abstract

The problem of nutrition disorders affects most patients with cancer. Prevention and treatment of malnutrition is dependent on the stage of the disease and the patient’s requirements. Doctor’s task is the assessment of nutrition status, treatment of malnutrition, and monitoring the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. It is worth remembering that patient can derive great benefits from an appropriate nutrition and from professional nutritionist care. Effective treatment can be carried out in the hospital as well as at patient’s home. Prevention and treatment of nutrition disorders can significantly improve the patient’s condition and the course of oncological treatment and best supportive care. Therefore, the problem of an appropriate nutrition should be considered in every patient with cancer.

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Keywords

malnutrition, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, cancer cachexia

About this article
Title

The problem of malnutrition in patients with cancer

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2015)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

23-29

Published online

2015-10-26

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(1):23-29.

Keywords

malnutrition
enteral nutrition
parenteral nutrition
cancer cachexia

Authors

Anna Tokajuk
Halina Car
Marek Z. Wojtukiewicz

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