Cancer and malnutrition

Norimasa Tsuzuki, Takashi Higashiguchi, Akihiro Ito, Hiroshi Ohara, Akihiko Futamura

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A Japanese proverb says that a balanced diet leads to a healthy body. However, the relation between healthy life and nutrition has not been established precisely and quantitatively. Cancer cachexia, which is malnutrition in cancer patients, has been studied extensively. Appropriate nutrition support can prevent the progression of malnutrition in cancer patients and advance the tolerance for anticancer therapy. In refractory cachexia (terminally cancer patients), we will judge the necessity of reduction of nutrition support, what it is called "gear-change", because the support is burden for the body. It is important to restrict the quantity of nutrition and to give medical treatment to retain bodily function in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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