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What are some of the complications associated with cancer?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Nausea and vomiting are among the most troubling complications of cancer. If nothing is done. The patient gradually loses a large amount of weight. This wasting away, called cachexia is a sign that the body has started to use up all of its energy reserves. After it burns all the energy stored in fat cells, it begins using the muscle cells. Rapid weight loss is one of the most serious signs of trouble for a cancer patient.

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