Cachexia is a condition that relates to an excessive, uncontrollable loss of body weight and occurs because a person’s fat and muscle mass break down and burn as energy for a growing tumor. The term ‘Cachexia’ comes from two Greek words; ‘Kakos’ (bad), and ‘hexis’ (condition). Stopping the downward spiral has been difficult as medications have not proven successful.

This video offers some helpful suggestions:

Dr. Kevin Conners - Cachexia and Cancer