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Nutritional Support in Esophagogastric Cancers.

Authors
  • Birnstein, Elliott1
  • Schattner, Mark2
  • 1 Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.
  • 2 Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical oncology clinics of North America
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2017
Volume
26
Issue
2
Pages
325–333
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.soc.2016.10.003
PMID: 28279472
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Esophageal and gastric cancers are common malignancies, both in the United States and worldwide, that carry significant morbidity and mortality. Malnutrition is a common complication in patients with esophageal and gastric cancers and it portends a poor prognosis. For patients who undergo surgical therapy for these types of cancers, preoperative and postoperative nutritional optimization have been shown to improve outcomes. The support can be accomplished in different manners, including orally, enterally, or parentally. In patients who do not undergo surgery but receive chemotherapy and/or radiation, nutritional support is also an important aspect of the multidisciplinary care approach. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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