ID 110280
Title Transcription
ガン チリョウジ ノ エイヨウ カンリ
Title Alternative
Nutrition management in cancer care
Author
Matsumura, Akiko Department of Nutritional Management, Tokushima University Hospital
Keywords
malnutrition
chemotherapy
parenteral nutrition
weight loss
quality of life
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Weight loss, an indicator of malnutrition, is a common problem in cancer patients that is due to primary effect of abnormal metabolism by cancer cells, and to secondary effects of cancer therapy such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These therapies in cancer patients cause various symptoms including anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, mucotitis, and alterations in taste and smell, etc. These symptoms are also reasons for weight loss. Weight loss has been recognized as an important component of adverse outcomes, including decreased response to chemotherapy, quality of life(QOL), and increased morbidity and mortality. Therefore, early recognition and detection of risk for malnutrition through nutritional assessment and administration of appropriate nutritional care including parenteral nutrition should be required throughout cancer care. Good nutrition management can help cancer patients prevent weight loss, and improve therapeutic response, prognostic implication, and QOL.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
65
Issue
3-4
Start Page
74
End Page
78
Sort Key
74
Published Date
2009-08-25
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