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When should you call a doctor about night sweats?

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If you have a cancer diagnosis, call your treatment team or your doctor if you have:

  • Tremors or chills that cause you to shake
  • A fever of 100.5 F or higher (when you take your temperature by mouth) for over 24 hours

SOURCES:

Brian Cook, MD, Sampson Radiation Oncology, Clinton, NC.

UpToDate: “Approach to the patient with night sweats.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “What’s the Connection between Night Sweats and Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Night sweats: Causes.”

National Health Service: “Night Sweats.”

American Cancer Society: “Sweating.”

American Osteopathic Association: “Don't Lose Sleep Over Night Sweats.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Brian Cook, MD, Sampson Radiation Oncology, Clinton, NC.

UpToDate: “Approach to the patient with night sweats.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “What’s the Connection between Night Sweats and Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Night sweats: Causes.”

National Health Service: “Night Sweats.”

American Cancer Society: “Sweating.”

American Osteopathic Association: “Don't Lose Sleep Over Night Sweats.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 16, 2019

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