An Eating Disorder May Accompany A Cancer Diagnosis

Cachexia - An eating disorder that accompanies Cancer

Most people can’t imagine hearing their doctor say the words – “you have cancer.” Every year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and according to The National Cancer Institute “almost all” people with advanced cancer develop anorexia. When someone with a chronic illness develops an eating disorder it’s called cachexia (ca·chex·i·a), or wasting disorder. […]

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