Oncologic Emergencies is the term used to describe the complications that arise in patients that have cancer. These emergencies could be caused due to the disease itself or because of the treatment method being used such as chemotherapy and radiation. There are different types of emergencies such as tumour lysis syndrome and metabolic abnormalities.
HOW IS ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES DIAGNOSED?
The condition is diagnosed by an oncology specialist in the review check-up post the cancer treatment or during the various tests and examinations conducted in course of the treatment. Monitoring electrolyte levels, complete blood cell counts, vital signs, and measures of coagulation are crucial for detecting these abnormalities and quickly initiating appropriate therapy.
HOW IS ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES TREATED?
Treatment options would depend upon the type of emergency but blood tests and monitoring electrolyte levels and vital signs are important in dealing with the condition quickly and effectively.
DID YOU KNOW?
Monitoring vital signs, coagulation, electrolyte levels and other such elements is a must for such complications.