Paraneoplastic syndrome

What is Paraneoplastic syndrome?

A paraneoplastic syndrome is a disease or symptom that is the consequence of cancer in the body but, unlike mass effect, is not due to the local presence of cancer cells. These phenomena are mediated by humoral factors (by hormones or cytokines) excreted by tumor cells or by an immune response against the tumor.

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My beautiful mother aged 74 has suffered inflammatory breast cancer - had a mascetomy -lymph node invovlement 24/25 cancerous cells - advised chemo...

doctor1 MD

hi dear,
inflammatory breast cancer is very aggressive. they usually do't respond to the conventional treatment. and mortality is almost 100%.
now...

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I had my electro diagnostic imaging ang ncv and XXXXXXX was normal beside fasciculations. Does this rule out anti hu encephalomyelitis...

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Normal reports are good news

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Hi,

Thank you for getting back.

I remember your case well.

Normal imaging, NCV and...

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is paraneoplastic syndrome only caused by Cancer in the body or can you have the syndrome without having...

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Sign of cancer

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Hi and welcome.

Well,the definition of paraneoplastic syndrome is that it is caused by tumor,usually...

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