MANAGEMENT OF CANCER EMERGENCIES

Jorge Henrique Leal, Heather L. McArthur, Fiona Lim, Bo Angela Wan, Beatriz Amendola, Mauricio F. Silva

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Abstract

Cancer emergencies comprise a group of medical conditions presented by patients with an underlying malignant neoplasm and demands high clinical suspicion. Proper management depends on a fast and precise diagnosis, and the outcomes may impact patient survival and quality of life. In countries where early detection programs are not adequately implemented, a significant proportion of patients present with emergency symptoms as their first sign of disease. This chapter will give an overview of diagnosis and treatment of hypercalcemia, tumor lysis syndrome, cardiac tamponade, metastatic spinal cord compression and superior vena cava syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Management in Latin America II
Subtitle of host publicationMelanoma to Cost-Effectiveness
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages201-223
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781536171655
ISBN (Print)9781536167351
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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