A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: paraneoplastic syndromes?
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Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Remote effect.: Paraneoplastic syndrome refers to a remote effect of a malignancy. It is a problem not caused by invasion of a body part by cancer, but instead a dysfunction occuring because of the cancer. Examples in nerve and muscle problems, abnormal blood clotting, and various autoimmune problems.
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
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Last updated Nov 20, 2014
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