Tumor Lysis Syndrome: What Patients Need to Know

Tina Bhatnagar, DO

Most blood cancer patients can experience side effects from their cancer diagnosis, or its treatments. In certain blood cancers, an urgent condition called tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) can develop. Dr. Tina Bhatnagar of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute joins us in this episode to explain why tumor lysis syndrome occurs and how it is treated. Although considered a medical emergency, Dr. Bhatnagar reviews how prevention and treatment can be successful in the treatment of TLS.

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  1. Thank you for podcast. I will be starting treatment this month and though my oncologist did mention TLS this podcast did take away any fear I had .

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