Oncologic emergencies refer to urgent situations which may arise in a patient diagnosed with malignancy. Some of the conditions include tumor lysis syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, hyperleukocytosis and leukostasis and also spinal cord compression. Hypercalcemia is one of the most common type of oncologic emergency that may arise.
HOW IS ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES DIAGNOSED?
Almost all oncologic emergencies are fatal and require instantaneous attention.