An oncologic emergency is an acute health problem caused by the cancer or its treatment and requires immediate treatment.
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) is a disorder associated with excessive bleeding and/or excess clotting.
Hemorrhagic cystitis is inflammation and bleeding from the lining of the bladder, which can be caused by certain chemotherapy medications.
Hypercalcemia is a high level of calcium in the blood, which can occur in patients with cancer affecting the bones.
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 occurs when there is pressure on an area of the spinal cord, typically caused by cancer cells.
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.
SIADH is a condition in which antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is being produced somewhere in the body other than the hypothalamus, where it is normally produced. This can be caused by cancer or the treatments used during cancer treatment.
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency in which the rapid breakdown of cells causes an imbalance of chemicals and electrolytes in the body. Attempts are made to prevent TLS but in some cases treatment may become necessary.