This is a discussion on Tumor Fevers in Oncology Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Can you tell me what you know about tumor fevers? I'm a new nurse and had never heard of them, and...
Jul 10, '12
Can you tell me what you know about tumor fevers? I'm a new nurse and had never heard of them, and being a new cardiac nurse at that, it isn't something I'm likely to run into too very often.
I've been taking care of a pt the last few days who came in for falls (r/o syncope/cardiac issues underlying this) and the pt has been feverish for at least a week with no relief from abx that were given to treat a UTI. Tylenol really isn't working to keep the fever at bay, but Toradol brings the temp down to around 101.
The docs found a mass on the pts liver, and they keep mentioning tumor fevers. I read a little blurb about them, but not a single one of my fellow nurses today had heard of them. Are they common? What is the pathophys here?
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