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1

what % of the population are affected by cancer?

33%

2

what is the pathophysiology of cancer?

- genetic predisposition + environmental factors
- cell mutation
- uncontrolled cellular proliferation
- CANCER

3

what are the consequences of cachexia?

- anorexia
- weight loss
- malaise
- muscle weakness

4

what are 2 other systemic clinical features of cancer other than cachexia?

- ectopic hormone production = hypercalaemia (PTH/cushings disease)

paraneoplastic syndromes:
-neurological
-dermatomitits
- venous thromboses