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what are complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Complicated: The nephrotic syndrome might have been the first manifestation of a latent cancer; hodgkin's is famous for this. If they just happen to occur together, your physician knows that both are likely to make the blood slightly more coagulable with an extra risk for thrombi.

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