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What is the paraneoplastic phenomenon?
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: From the neoplasm
For example, some cancers cause syndromes that are different from the primary tumor symptoms.
Let's say small cell lung cancer can cause a low sodium level. By treating the cancer, the low sodium level can improve. Symptoms of lung cancer are typically shortness of breath, cough, weight loss, fatigue. Another syndrome is called eaton lambert syndrome which causes weakness. Treatment can help.

In brief: From the neoplasm
For example, some cancers cause syndromes that are different from the primary tumor symptoms.
Let's say small cell lung cancer can cause a low sodium level. By treating the cancer, the low sodium level can improve. Symptoms of lung cancer are typically shortness of breath, cough, weight loss, fatigue. Another syndrome is called eaton lambert syndrome which causes weakness. Treatment can help.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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