How Do You Avoid Common Cancer Complications?

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By Robin Wulffson MD for

Dr. Stephen Garret Marcus notes that often, it’s not cancer that kills; it is the complications of cancer. Dr. Marcus, a senior biotechnology research executive, has written a book “for everyone” that describes common complications that become more frequent and severe if cancer progresses or spreads. He notes that spotting them early and treating them quickly can lessen their impact and save lives. He explains, “Patients and their families are the first line of defense; they need to know what to watch for and seek treatment immediately. Many can be successfully treated if they’re addressed at the first signs of trouble.”

In his comprehensive new reference, “Complications of Cancer,” Dr. Marcus describes the symptoms of six common complications:

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