20Jan 2017

Cancer cachexia - A review.

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Cachexia is considered as a complex interplay of metabolic and behavioral parameters leading to deteriorated quality of life. In recent years many efforts by researchers and clinicians were made to improve our knowledge of cachexia. Cancer and many other chronic or end-stage diseases like AIDS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis are associated with cachexia, a condition associated with weight loss and alteration in body composition. Cachexia in cancer is generally neglected and contributes to the poor prognosis. A more meticulous understanding of cachexia is needed that probably will lead to combination therapies being developed. Although its prevalence is less, it is a growing problem in Asia. This review is based on the computer-aided Pubmed database and general search for the term “cancer cachexia”. Available free articles related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis and possible treatment modalities in cancer cachexia were downloaded for the review.

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[Harshkant P Gharote, Anuja Gupta and Sahil Kohli. (2017); Cancer cachexia - A review. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 396-401] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Dr. Anuja Gupta
People\\\\\\\'s University


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2759       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2759

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