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Metastatic spread and common symptoms. Part One: Introduction, bladder cancer, and brain cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9866458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is the first of a multi-part series detailing the metastatic spread and natural history of 18 common tumors. The introduction summarizes (1) the concept of symptom/problem anticipation and early identification; (2) the process of cancer metastasis; and (3) the 18 tumors that each cause more than 6,000 deaths per year in the United States. Bladder cancer is discussed, with information included on tumor types, metastatic spread and invasion, and common symptoms. Obstructive uropathy is the oncologic emergency most commonly associated with bladder cancer. Sites of spread, resulting problems, and assessment parameters are presented as a table. Brain cancer (and brain metastasis) is discussed, with information included on tumor types, invasion (the primary means of spread in primary brain cancer), and common symptoms. Increased intracranial pressure and, to a lesser extent, spinal cord compression are the oncologic emergencies most commonly associated with brain cancer. Sites of spread, resulting problems (including site-specific symptoms), and assessment parameters are presented as a table.
C Kemp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of hospice & palliative care     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1049-9091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Publication Date:    1998 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-19     Completed Date:  1999-01-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008229     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-60     Citation Subset:  N    
Baylor University, School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / nursing,  pathology*
Hospice Care
Neoplasm Invasiveness*
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Nursing Assessment
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / nursing,  pathology*

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