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Macmillan Durham Cachexia Pack - HCP

The Macmillan Durham cachexia pack is a resource for the assessment and management of problems with eating and weight loss in cancer patients with Cancer Cachexia. It was developed by a multiprofessional team in County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Selected contents of the Macmillan Durham cachexia pack are published on with editor's permission (Source:

Dietary strategies

This document contains two algorithms to help you to identify the most appropriate dietary strategies for your patients. Use after general assessment with the assessment tool (see below).

Assessment tool

The tool provides an overview of four key areas of the patient’s clinical condition: change in weight over time, food intake, symptom profile and activities and function.

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