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Nutritional Support of Patients with Advanced Cancer

  • V. F. P. Souchon
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 121)

Abstract

Advanced cancer is a condition which may last for weeks, months, or even years. The extent of nutritional support required therefore varies from patient to patient. The aim of nutritional support is to maintain or restore health through nutrition (Boisaubin 1984). In the context of advanced cancer, it is evident that the emphasis is on maintenance of the present state of health.

Keywords

Parenteral Nutrition Advanced Cancer Nutritional Support Care Giver Dietary Advice 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. P. Souchon
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Marsden HospitalSutton, SurreyUK

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