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Clubbing & Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (HPO)
Hyponatremia & Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)
Pancoast Syndrome (superior sulcus tumors)
Superior Vena Cava (SVC) Syndrome

About Neoplastic & Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Paraneoplastic Syndromes (Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer)
This encyclopedia article describes paraneoplastic syndromes as rare disorders caused by substances secreted by tumors or metastases. Cutaneous, neurologic or endocrine disorders are the most common, among the numerous types. This article touches on a range of paraneoplastic syndromes, but focuses on the causes and treatments of the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH), Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome and Ectopic Cushing's Syndrome, all disorders associated with SCLC. [undated]

Clubbing and Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (HPO)

Clubbing of the Fingers or Toes (MEDLINEplus)
Discusses clubbing and its causes. [1/04]

Clubbing & Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)


Hypercalcemia (National Cancer Institute)
Describes hypercalcemia, a disorder in which the level of calcium in the blood is too high. Discusses its causes, incidence, symptoms, assessment tools and treatment options. Notes that hypercalcemia is the most common life-threatening disorder associated with cancer. Available in patient and health care professional versions. [09/05]

Hypercalcemia - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts

Hyponatremia and Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) (Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer)
This encyclopedia article defines the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and explains how and why it occurs. Known causes include SCLC, cancer drugs, drugs used to treat the effects of cancer and conditions that arise as a consequence of cancer or its treatment. [undated]

Hyponatremia & SIADH - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Pancoast Syndrome (Superior Sulcus Tumors)

Superior Sulcus Tumors: A Mini-Review (The Oncologist)
by Archie, Victor C. et al.
9, no.5 The Oncologist (Sept. 2004): 550-555
Review article that describes the diagnostic work-up for superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors, lists its major prognostic factors, and discusses recent and current clinical trials for the treatment of these rare tumors. [9/04]

Follow-up Therapy for Advanced Pancoast Tumor? (Medscape)
Dr. Corey Langer offers an opinion on further treatment for a 54-year-old male NSCLC patient with a right-sided Pancoast tumor involving the upper lobe with rib destruction that has remained unchanged after 4 cycles of carboplatin and paclitaxel plus irradiation. Aimed at physicians. Registration required for free access to Medscape. [4/04]

Pancoast Syndrome - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts

Superior Vena Cava (SVC) Syndrome

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (PDQ) (National Cancer Institute)
Provides an overview of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, addressing its causes, assessment, diagnosis and management, as well as treatment options and psychosocial considerations. Available in patient and health care professional versions. [11/05]

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts


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