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Cancer Symptoms

Why is unexplained weight loss a symptom of cancer?

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  • A Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of
    Unexplained weight loss is a common symptom in many cancers. It is often accompanied by general loss of appetite and fatigue. The weight loss can be caused by cancerous cells that deprive healthy cells of required nutrients. Unexplained weight loss can also be caused by some infections or parasites in the digestive tract.
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