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Complications of cancer
- Patients with cancer may develop complications from
- Continual growth of the cancer into normal tissue
- Side effects of treatment
- Altered taste sensation (dysgeusia)
- Physiologic basis of altered taste is unknown
- Wasting syndrome (Cancer cachexia)
- Upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer patient are at great risk
- Usual sites of infection include the lungs, GU system, mouth, rectum, peritoneal cavity, and blood (septicemia).
- Infection occurs as a result of the ulceration and necrosis caused by the tumor, compression of vital organs by the tumor, and neutropenia caused by the disease process or the cancer treatment.