Biological Therapy for Breast Cancer
Recognizing a Cancer Emergency
Call your nurse or doctor about your cancer if you have:
- A temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If you experience any fever and chills, notify your doctor immediately. If you are unable to contact your doctor, go to the emergency room.
- New mouth sores or patches, a swollen tongue, or bleeding gums
- A dry, burning, scratchy, or "swollen" throat
- A cough that is new or persistent and produces mucus
- Changes in bladder function, including increased frequency or urgency to go, burning during urination, or blood in your urine
- Changes in gastrointestinal function, including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea that lasts longer than two or three days
- Blood in stools
Arnold Wax, MD on May 18, 2013
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