Goutham Rao

Med’s Goutham Rao examines new research about unintentional weight loss

Unintentional weight loss is ‘poorly recognized’ among doctors as a symptom of cancer
HealthGoutham Rao, professor of medicine, discussed new research that found unintentional weight loss (UWL), a common problem that frequently coincides with chronic illnesses like cancer, often goes undetected in primary care offices. “By detecting UWL early on, a patient with cancer is more likely to benefit from treatment, since the cancer is likelier to be in its early stages,” he said.