Oncologic emergencies

Scot A. Niglio, Adriana K. Malone

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Patients with cancer present with various emergencies and for many it can be the initial presentation of malignancy. Early diagnosis and effective treatment are crucial to prevent morbidity and mortality. The topic of oncologic emergencies is vast but this chapter focuses on four of the most common emergencies: hypercalcemia of malignancy, neutropenic fever, tumor lysis syndrome, and spinal cord compression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncology
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781119189596
ISBN (Print)9781119189558
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2019


  • Cancer emergencies
  • Cord compression
  • Elevated calcium
  • Hypercalcemia of malignancy
  • Neutropenic fever
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Spinal cord compression
  • TLS
  • Tumor lysis syndrome


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