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COVID-19 and neutropenic sepsis

COVID-19 and neutropenic sepsis

4th December 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...

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The seasonal flu vaccine and cancer treatment

The seasonal flu vaccine and cancer treatment

6th November 2020 People living with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment are often immunosuppressed and at higher risk of catching the flu. After cancer treatment, a patient’s resistance to infection might be low for some months or years. It is recommended that a...

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Jaundice and pancreatic cancer

Jaundice and pancreatic cancer

18th September 2020 Potential pitfall: Jaundice can be a classic symptom of pancreatic cancer; about half of patients have jaundice when they first go to their GP. Yet, pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose as symptoms can vary or may be late, vague and...

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Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

10th September 2020 Potential pitfall: Faecal calprotectin testing is an incredibly sensitive investigation for detecting the presence of inflammation. It is raised in a wide variety of conditions including malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and alcohol misuse. It...

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