Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

3rd April 2020 Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment (particularly chemotherapy). Helpful hint: NICE have produced a COVID-19 rapid guideline on the delivery of systemic anticancer treatments. If patients present with COVID-19...
DRE and Prostate Cancer

DRE and Prostate Cancer

27th March 2020 A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a useful screening tool, which can be used in conjunction with a PSA test, to help determine if a patient should be referred on a prostate cancer pathway. Prostate cancers may not necessarily secrete PSA; and so a...
Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

13th March 2020 Swelling of the liver and spleen can be due to a number of causes such as infection, however in some cases it can be an indicator of leukaemia. A patient with an enlarged spleen may present with a feeling of discomfort or pain behind the left ribs and...