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Oncologic Emergencies – Patient Centered Care (UNC Lineberger Cancer Network)
June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jacob Stein, MD
Fellow, Division of Hematology & Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A review of several of the most common clinical emergencies that occur with malignancy and how to manage them, with tips on management and discussion of common misconceptions.
- Recognize several of the most common oncologic emergencies, including spinal cord compression, SVC syndrome and hypercalcemia.
- Recall key diagnostic steps in identifying these oncologic emergencies as well as pathophysiologic mechanisms.
- Describe the approach to management of acute malignant spinal cord compression, SVC syndrome, and hypercalcemia.