Anaesthesia for cancer patients.

  title={Anaesthesia for cancer patients.},
  author={Mujeebullah Rauf Arain and Donal J. Buggy},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cancer is beginning to outpace cardiovascular disease as the primary cause of death in the developed world. A majority of cancer patients will require anaesthesia either for primary debulking tumour removal or to treat an adverse consequence of the malignant process or its treatment. Therefore we outline here the pathophysiology of cancer, generalized metastatic disease and systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy on major organ systems. The anaesthetic considerations for… CONTINUE READING

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