2018, Number 3
Rev Invest Clin 2018; 70 (3)
Nutrition in Patients with Cancer Treated with Chemo-radiotherapy to the Abdominopelvic Area. A consensus report
Cetina-Pérez L, Castro-Eguiluz D, Oñate-Ocaña LF
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Text ExtractionCancer is recognized as a public health problem affecting children, adults, and the elderly. Overall, 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths were due to cancer in 20121. In Mexico, cancer is the second cause of death. The most frequent cancer tumors in men are prostate, lung, and stomach; in women, the most frequent are breast, uterine cervix, and liver2. The aim of cancer treatment is to cure the disease or considerably prolong survival while maintaining the patient’s quality of life. Treatment involves three main approaches: surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, and these may be combined according to each patient’s requirements.