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Question Cause of cancer cachexia

what is the cause of cancer cachexia? is it TNF or Interleukin 2?
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It's TNF and IL 1 Beta NOT IL2
Also cancer growth itself causes cachexia as cancer cells consumes body energy quickly, however Kaplan said that nutritional requirements of malignant cells does not contribute to cachexia at all.

both of these points are specially important in metastatic cancers not early cancers
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