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In this session the differentiation of patients between malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia is introduced. The respective ways to classify a patient at nutritional risk for either one of the above symptoms or a combination is given.
Next to discussing the state of the art, future directions for research and better patient care are presented.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant will be able to understand:
Key Takeaways/ Fast Facts
• Malnutrition in cancer disease can be classified: syndromes malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia.
• Malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia have an impact on patient outcome, QoL and survival.
• Malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia have to be taken into account when planning cancer treatment and evaluating outcomes.
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