hypothetically, can an individual lose weight with cancer?

United States
December 18, 2010 12:44am CST
i know life is short, but could someoen lose weight healthily with cancer of colon and a brain issue? Just asking...
6 responses
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
18 Dec 10
I'd say you will lose appetite when you have cancer and because of the meds.. cancer patients would even lose their taste and eventually lose interest in eating. i know someone who did and she was really in such a pain... =(
• United States
18 Dec 10
thank you just was asking because sometimes overweight issues in cancer patients can be both intimidating and frustrating, even if sometimes things are benign
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Although I've heard of ppl losing weight from cancer, I wouldn't suggest it as a "healthy" choice...the best way is to learn portion control, watch what you eat and exercise. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 10
Greetings! I believe cancer is a killer in both health issues and even mentality. When a person gets cancer, of course that is a bad news and that will bring the person down. Regardless of the type of cancer, he or she is definitely going to have a hard time trying to understand why that happen. I feel accepting the fact is tough and your life might end in the near future will definitely, make you lose weight.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
18 Dec 10
Sudden weight lose is one of the indicator of a person who have a cancer. Since cancer is also stress related, your appetite decreases and acids easily forms when someone has a cancer.
• Philippines
18 Dec 10
Well, hypothetically, the answer is yes. A person who suffers from cancer has the tendency to lose his appetite.
• Philippines
18 Dec 10
Cancer will be able to make a person lose weight although it would not be healthy any more. People with cancer usually experience full stomach even if they had eaten nothing. If they want to be healthy they would have to eat a truck load however gross it might be but since gross means lack of discipline their only choice is to eat less.