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Lung cancer symptoms -- nutritional problems and weight loss

Loss of weight and muscle and lack of appetite can be symptoms of cancer. Cancer cachexia is a wasting disorder when a person loses muscle and body fat as a result of the cancer. Anorexia is loss of appetite or desire to eat. 


Learn about weight loss, cachexia and anorexia 

Weight loss (ASCO's

Developments in the fight against cancer cachexia (Oncolink by Penn's Abraham Cancer Center)

Anorexia and weight loss (

Coping with cancer-related weight changes and muscle loss (CancerCare)

Overview of nutrition in cancer care (National Cancer Institute)