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Lung cancer and severe weight loss


My father was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung stage IV. (It originated in the lungs, it reached spine, liver, left arm, brain and right shoulder)
He has no appetite and he's losing weight really fast.

I don't know what else to do, I tried ciproeptadine. Apparently it gave him a cough.

I read about a medical trial using olanzapine as a appetite enhancer for advanced cancer patients. Has anyone heard of this study?

I am really worried
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Hi,
How is your father? I understand your concern regarding this and nutritional support is usually part of the management plan of advanced cancer patients because of cancer cachexia. It is effective in maintaining body weight of cachectic cancer patients, but ineffective in maintaining lean body mass. Parenteral nutritional support may help. If interested in joining medical trials, it is best that you talk to his attending physician about this for referral. Complementary and alternative therapies may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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1204528 tn?1588786333
Unfortunately he passed away 2 months ago
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