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Vol 5, No 1 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-04-21
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Hypercalcemia and symptom management in advanced cancer

Tomasz Buss, Aleksandra Modlińska, Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko, Marek Niedoszytko, Marta Chełmińska
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(1):30-32.

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Vol 5, No 1 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2006-04-21

Abstract

Hypercalcemia is probably the most common metabolic complication of cancer. Symptoms of hypercalcemia of malignancy are nonspecific and often mistakenly taken for those of advanced cancer. Presence of hypercalcemia deteriorates somatic and psychiatric symptoms control. In this case report we describe advanced bladder cancer patient with unrecognized hypercalcemia and poor symptoms control. Correct diagnosis of hypercalcemia and appropriate treatment considerably improved patient’s quality of life.

Abstract

Hypercalcemia is probably the most common metabolic complication of cancer. Symptoms of hypercalcemia of malignancy are nonspecific and often mistakenly taken for those of advanced cancer. Presence of hypercalcemia deteriorates somatic and psychiatric symptoms control. In this case report we describe advanced bladder cancer patient with unrecognized hypercalcemia and poor symptoms control. Correct diagnosis of hypercalcemia and appropriate treatment considerably improved patient’s quality of life.
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Keywords

hypercalcemia; cancer; diagnosis; treatment

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Title

Hypercalcemia and symptom management in advanced cancer

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 5, No 1 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

30-32

Published online

2006-04-21

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(1):30-32.

Keywords

hypercalcemia
cancer
diagnosis
treatment

Authors

Tomasz Buss
Aleksandra Modlińska
Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko
Marek Niedoszytko
Marta Chełmińska

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