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Cancer-Related Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome

Debra A. Walz
CJON 2010, 14(3), 283-287 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.283-287

Cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is an under-recognized component of accelerated mortality and morbidity in patients with advanced cancer. The lack of desire to eat also can create tension and conflict between patients and their families. Advanced practice nurses play a vital role in ensuring early assessment and interventions for patients with CACS.

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