Oncological emergencies: Diagnosis and management

Desmond Yip, Nicole Gorddard

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    Patients with cancer may develop oncological emergencies affecting a range of organ systems, due to either the progression of their disease, or as a complication of their treatment. Recognition of common oncological emergencies is important, in order to institute appropriate acute management and to involve the appropriate subspecialties early. This chapter will discuss a number of common oncological emergencies and cover presentation, investigations and management. Further detailed discussion may be found in the subspecialty chapters.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhen Cancer Crosses Disciplines
    Subtitle of host publicationA Physician's Handbook
    PublisherImperial College Press
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Electronic)9781848163652
    ISBN (Print)9781848163645
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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