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- Q1. What is the impact of a diagnosis of malnutrition at baseline on a patient’s treatment outcomes?
- Q11. What are the goals of nutrition intervention? - Radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- Q2. When should patients be screened and referred to the dietitian?