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How Do You Diagnose Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Testing: In some patients, paraneoplastic syndromes are clinical findings that accompany existing cancers. These may include changes in the skin, bones, hormone levels, electrolytes, or organ function. Extensive blood testing or scans in a patient with suggestive findings can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
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, ...Read more
What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?
Physical & labs: If physical exam suggests peripheral neuropathy, the workup will include assays for a few of the paraneoplastic autoantibodies known to cause it, and a diligent search for an underlying cancer should be undertaken. This is a difficult workup for physician and patient alike, and I wish you luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer patients: Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of disorders caused by mechanisms other than metastases, metabolic and nutritional deficits, infections, coagulopathy or side effects of cancer treatment. They may occur before the obvious signs of a malignancy become apparent. ...Read more
Are there any oncologists in georgia with a strong interest in paraneoplastic syndromes affecting the nervous system?
ASCO directory: You can look at the american society of clinical oncology's directory and look for somebody at your region. Majority but not all oncologist would be listed there. ...Read more
Do paraneoplastic syndromes often antedate the physical formation of contrast CT detectable neoplasms? Or are detectable tumors usually already there?
Depends on type: There r many paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes, each associated with specific types of cancers. Thus, there's no generic answer to ur question. Paraneoplastic lymphomas, 4 instance, can produce specific antibodies which can b detected by blood tests or lumbar puncture, depending. The best "test"? A thorough history & physical by some1 knowledgeable (oncologist, neurologist) who can guide u more ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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