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How do you diagnose paraneoplastic syndromes?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Paraneoplastic Syndromes (Definition)

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


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What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

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

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What are some paraneoplastic syndromes?

What are some paraneoplastic syndromes?

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 more

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Who is at risk for paraneoplastic syndromes?

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

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What is the definition or description of: paraneoplastic syndromes?

What is the definition or description of: paraneoplastic syndromes?

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 more

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Are there any oncologists in georgia with a strong interest in paraneoplastic syndromes affecting the nervous system?

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

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What type of exam can diagnose Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes?

What type of exam can diagnose Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes?

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 more

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Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Yes: Oncologists or the physician who is managing a cancer patient usually orders a number of tests that check for chemicals abnormally produced by some types of cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome) ...Read more