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My auntie has cancer which has caused her septicaemia? Is that very serious?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Septicemia in a patient with cancer is more difficult to treat, has a longer recovery time, and higher risk of death.
The type of cancer and how widespread it is does matter.

In brief: Yes

Septicemia in a patient with cancer is more difficult to treat, has a longer recovery time, and higher risk of death.
The type of cancer and how widespread it is does matter.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

Sepsis is an infection that has spread to the bloodstream, depressing the function of multiple organ systems.
Survival is often dependent on one's baseline health. If she is in an icu, it would be important for family members to meet with her intensivist to understand her care. I hope she gets better soon.

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

Sepsis is an infection that has spread to the bloodstream, depressing the function of multiple organ systems.
Survival is often dependent on one's baseline health. If she is in an icu, it would be important for family members to meet with her intensivist to understand her care. I hope she gets better soon.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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