Cancer Keys: MSCC Red Flags

Cancer Keys: MSCC Red Flags

Potential pitfall: Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a medical emergency which can result in paralysis. Many patients living with cancer have pain; within primary care it can difficult to differentiate between significant pain which may be due to MSCC, and...
Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

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 symptoms this...
Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

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 feel full very...