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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Paraneoplastic Syndrome

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What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

Many: Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are caused by an abnormal immune response to the tumor, which makes the body accidentally attack its own nervous tissue. Muscle weakness, stiff limbs, dizziness, coordination problems, vision problems, confusion, difficulty swallowing, memory problems and numbness are some of the many possible symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had symptoms of paraneoplastic neurological syndrome for 3 years. What tests should I go for?

If this is your own: self-diagnosis, then the only tests you need at this time is a proper history and evaluation by a competent clinician. That individual will then explain if tests are indicated and what they will be. ...Read more

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What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms?

What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms?

Multiple symptoms: There are several paraneoplastic syndromes. Most are related to the production of excess hormones or tumor necrosis factor or high blood calcium. Neurologic processes can also occur. Your symptoms could be due to a lot of things, but don't sound like a specifric paraneoplastic syndrome to me. ...Read more

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What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms&what is treatment?I have tn, pn, and fibro also.Lost90lbs in 6 mo.Unintentionally. Plz help me.

What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms&what is treatment?I have tn, pn, and fibro also.Lost90lbs in 6 mo.Unintentionally. Plz help me.

Avoid abbreviations: Paraneoplastic simply refers to problems caused by tumors. Tn? Pn? Abbreviations? But your weight loss certainly needs investigation. ...Read more

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What type of cancer related to neuropathy Paraneoplastic syndrome? What are the symptoms?

What type of cancer related to neuropathy
Paraneoplastic syndrome?
What are the symptoms?

See below: Most paraneoplastic neuropathies are due to immune responses to neural proteins secreted by cancer cells. Most have been associated with small cell lung cancer_ others with cancer of the ovaries, breast, lymphoma,thymine,melanoma, and testicular cancer. Symptoms can include encephalitis, cerebellar degeneration, sympathy, motor neuron disease,Gillian Barre syndrome, myopathy and Eaton-Lambert myo ...Read more

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Have had symptoms going on 3 years. Was a very functioning mother of 4. Can paraneoplastic syndrome go on for 3 years without discovering a cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer, as a cause of your problem would have shown up same time or within one year. So it is unlikely that your diagnosis is correct. it may be a good idea to seek a second opinion to confirm your diagnosis from a different doctor. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

There : There are many things to consider here. One is your age, also do you have children? What was your doctor's recommendation? Have you seen a gyn/oncologist? If not you should do so for a different opinion/perspective. Honestly i can't make a recommendation based on the limited info. I have, therefore i encourage you to get a second opinion. I hope other doctor's here on avvo.Com can lend their opinion as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is paraneoplastic syndrome?

What is paraneoplastic syndrome?

Tumor related: A paraneoplastic syndrome is a condition related to presence of a neoplastic growth but not to the local presence of cancer cells It is mediated by humoral factors expressed by the tumor or from an immune response against the tumor. They most commonly result from the cancers of the lung, breast, ovaries or lymphoma . Symptoms include difficulty in walking, swallowing,,and vewrtigo ...Read more

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What part of the body does paraneoplastic syndrome affect?

What part of the body does paraneoplastic syndrome affect?

Depends: Paraneoplastic syndrome is a syndrome (constellation of symptoms of variable types) that occurs in association (para-) with cancer (-neoplastic). Some specialized testing can detect antibodies involved in paraneoplastic syndrome, but sometimes it is not detectable. The body parts effected depends on the type of syndrome but may involve the entire body -- eg myasthenia gravis and thymoma. ...Read more

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Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

No: There is no genetic relationship to the development of a paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more