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Doctor insights on: Tumor Lysis

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Whats "tumor lysis syndrome"?

Whats "tumor lysis syndrome"?

All cells contain: Complex products which are digested into metabolites like uric acid. When an effective treatment kills an abundance of cells, these are released and need to be purged with saline fluids to avoid excess potassium, uric acid, and othe by-products that could result in kidney failure. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is a tumor lysis syndrome?

What is a tumor lysis syndrome?

Well-known: Phosphate (which binds and lowers calcium), uric acid, and potassium are released from dying cells. During induction chemotherapy, usually leukemia / lymphoma, so many cancer cells may die off that these products can make a person sick. Today's oncologists are very familiar with handling this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have tumor lysis syndrome?

Yes: This syndrome typically seen in patients with lymphoma or forms of leukemia after treatment. Rapid destruction of these tumor cells can fever, chills, sweats, bone pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tumor lysis without symptoms except for total loss of appetite? Or would tumor lysis usually have more symptoms than just this?

Is it possible to have tumor lysis without symptoms except for total loss of appetite? Or would tumor lysis usually have more symptoms than just this?

Usually more sx: There are established Algorithmic approach to risk assessment of tumor lysis syndrome. The patient has laboratory tests for example serum potassium, phosphorus, calcium creatinine and uric acid tested. The doctor or hematology/oncology team will interpret the tests and examine the patient. Decisions for treatment will be based on findings. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with tumor lysis syndrome?

Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with tumor lysis syndrome?

Yes there are: There are a few good drugs which can prevent tumor lysis syndrome when they are used early on, along with the chemotherapy. Most of these stop production of uric acid and there is a brand new one released a couple of years back and it works wonders. ...Read more

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Whats a tumor?

Whats a tumor?

Tumor definition: Tumors are growths of tissue - like fat or epithelial lining cells that grow uncontrollably and can be hadmless if benign or dangerous if malignant like a colon or breast cancer. Your doctor will perform a biopsy and send the tissue to a pathologist who can diagnose the tumor and recommend curative or palliative follow up. ...Read more

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What's a sudo tumor?

What's a sudo tumor?

Pseudotumor cerebri : From the mayo clinic pseudotumor cerebri (soo-doh-too-mur ser-uh-bry) occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. Symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor, but no tumor is present. Pseudotumor cerebri can occur in children and adults, but it's most common in obese women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are recurrent tumors?

What are recurrent tumors?

"Relapse": Cancers that are treated can recur in one of two general ways locally or systemically. A local recurrence can often be retreated with surgery or radiotherapy. Systemic recurrence with tumor developing in distant organs is often managed with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Common fatty tumor: is lipoma ,is benign tumor not dangerous , the malignant type is liposarcoma is dangerous, fortunately not common. ...Read more