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How do you treat paraneoplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Treat tumor: Para = associated with neoplastic = cancer some symptoms may be treated (such as high calcium), but the primary cause -- that is, the tumor -- needs to be treated.
Dr. David Kornguth
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Treating the cancer: Paraneoplastic syndromes usually diminish or go away when the cancer is treated.

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What are some paraneoplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Neurologic and fever: Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare disorders triggered by altered immune system response to a neoplasm. They are defined as clinical syndromes involving nonmetastatic systemic effects. They arise from tumor secretion of hormones,peptides or cytokines arising in tumor and while fever is the most common presentation, several clinical situations observed simulating Cushing and Carcinoid syndrome.

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