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Cachexia - starvation due to cancer

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has anyone delt with cachexia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cachexia, and has something useful to share about it. How often does a cancer completely starve a person. It's horrible to watch, but something my Mother is experiencing. What can be done?

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im stage 4 liposarcoma with metastasis...im still in pretty good shape...i got a couple few good years left...but i have to make myself eat...i lost 50 lbs during chemo.. i think i read somewhere that the tumors make their own appetite suppressant..i know its gotta be horrible to watch...try tempting her with small amounts of her favorite foods...i hope you are successful...thoughts and prayers...jeff

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thanks for the reply Jeff! Omega3 is suppose to help ppl in these horrible situations where the cancer eats at ur muscle and whatever it can get. it's so hard to tempt her but I know eating is the only hope. she is having eating difficulties ontop of a poor appetite. I just wish I could provide her with a diet that feeds her body and not so much the cancer. It's hard and expensive at times, and discouraging when she refuses to eat/drink it. will power is key, I hope u put up a good fight and don't let this evil get the best of you.

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