Oncologic emergencies for the internist.

  title={Oncologic emergencies for the internist.},
  author={William S. Krimsky and Robert J. Behrens and Gary J Kerkvliet},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={209-10, 213-4, 216-7 passim}
Most cancer patients experience at least one emergency during the course of the disease. This paper reviews the diagnosis and treatment of tumor lysis syndrome, hypercalcemia of malignancy, superior vena cava syndrome, spinal cord compression, strokes and seizures, and treatment-related emergencies.