Nutritional Support to the Children with Cancer

Muhammad Tawfique1


Malnutrition is common in cancer children. Nutritional support is an important part
of the medical treatment inn cancer inn children. Nutrition related problems like
cancer cachexia, wasting and sarcopenia are related but can be distinct from one
another. Risk factors are to be known, discussed and identified. Nutritional status
are clinically assessed by history, physical examination and anthropometric
measurements. Laboratory investigations like albumin and pre-albumin also are of
great help. The method of nutritional support chosen is based on the clinical
assessment and the child’s nutritional requirements. The cancer affected child can be
supported by oral enteral or parenteral feeds as required.

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