Oncologic Emergencies

An oncologic emergency is an acute health problem caused by the cancer or its treatment and requires immediate treatment.


Sepsis (Blood Stream Infection)

Sepsis is a systemic (body-wide) response to an infection that people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients, are particularly at risk for developing sepsis.

Spinal Cord Compression

Spinal cord compression occurs when there is pressure on an area of the spinal cord, typically caused by cancer cells.

Superior Vena Cava (SVC) Syndrome

SVC (Superior Vena Cava) syndrome is considered an “oncologic emergency”, which is an acute health problem caused by the cancer or its treatment and requires immediate treatment.

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency where the rapid breakdown of cells causes an imablance of chemicals and electroytes in the body.

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