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Weight loss in head and neck cancer patients little noticed in general practice

van Wayenburg, C.A.M.; Rasmussen-Conrad, E.L.; Berg, Van Den; Merkx, Matthias AW; Staveren, Wija A van; Van Weel, Chris; van Binsbergen, J.J.

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Introduction: In head and neck cancer patients, weight loss increases morbidity and mortality, and decreases treatment tolerance and quality of life. Early nutritional intervention has beneficial effects on these factors. Aim: We observed patients' weight courses after specialists' care and surveyed nutrition-related documentation by general practitioners (GPs). Methods: From a Head and Neck Oncology Centre (HNOC) study, 68 patients were asked to participate in an extended general practice...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81014
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care

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