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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

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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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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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

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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

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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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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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

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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What are carcinoid tumors / syndrome?

What are carcinoid tumors / syndrome?

Neuroendocrine tumor: It is a relatively benign type of tumor that can secrete a variety of hormones, most notably serotonin. They are most commonly found in the gut or the lungs. They do not come from the lining of the lungs or the gut (as adenocarcinomata do). They come from a different line of cells. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when large amounts of serotonin get into the bloodstream, assoc with flushing and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could this carcinoid syndrome if any type of tumors?

Could this carcinoid syndrome if any type of tumors?

Restate question: Hello huzefafn8. Can you restate your question? In the current form it is not understandable. ...Read more

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Who is most prone to getting carcinoid tumors/syndrome?

Not known: Carcinoid tumors of the bowel are neuroendocrine tumors that have a high propensity of spreading to the liver and producing the carcinoid syndrome. The lesions arise anywhere in the bowel and respond to the same chemo used for small cell neuroendocrine of lung. They even arise in organs like pancreas, like Jobs had but are not pancreatic tumors.. Cause is not known but possibly viral in etiology ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the cushing syndrome without having a tumor found anywhere?

Is it possible to have the cushing syndrome without having a tumor found anywhere?

Yes: Cushing's syndrome is any cause that lead to high cortisol level in the blood. Taking corticosteroids (prednisone for example) at high doses for an extended amount of time may lead to cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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How serious is muir-torre syndrome? My husband had a sebeaous tumor and diagnosed with this.

How serious is muir-torre syndrome? My husband had a sebeaous tumor and diagnosed with this.

Hereditary disease: Muir-torre is a form of a hereditary syndrome called hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer that causes colon cancer, as well as breast, skin, and urogenitary cancers. It appears to affect the genes' ability to repair themselves. He could be at increased risk for colon cancer and should have a colonoscopy. There is a genetic test available for this through myriad testing. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How much metastasis does there need to be to cause carcinoid syndrome from midgut carcinoid tumors?

How is the liver?: Typically patients do not develop carcinoid syndrome without having tumor metastases in the liver. So tell us about the results of your X-rays and scans of the chest, abdomen and your liver imaging studies. Then we can help you further. ...Read more

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In its genealogy, how long does it usually take for carcinoid tumor to metastize to the liver and subsequent progression into carcinoid syndrome? Ty

Slow/unpredictable: Carcinoid tumors are commonly very slow growing tumors. It takes them 10 to 20 years(or longer) to run their course. We can not be exact in predicting when, or if , the carcinoid will spread to the liver. So relax and try not to make any predictions. Most of my patients have no problems for decades of relatively good life despite a tumor nodule or two siting some place in the belly. ...Read more