It is a characteristic feature of this type of cancer, as it is in many others. It is associated with anorexia (loss of appetite), which usually appears a bit earlier in the course of the disease. There is also malabsorption of nutrients, which contributes to insufficient nutrients and energy to the cells. Additionally, cancer cells take up a lot of the energy required for the normal function of the organism, further reducing the availability of energy and contributing to weight loss.
Weight loss in cancer is a very delicate matter, and it is associated with the severity of cancer. In advanced cases, it is very difficult to control, even after using nutritional supplements and other medications, and it contributes to worsening the quality of life and the prognosis of cancer patients.