Cancer and cancer treatments may cause side effects that need medical attention. However, it can be hard to know when to call the doctor. It is important to ask your doctor which signs and symptoms to expect, and which ones need medical attention.
Some serious side effects that need medical attention include:
•Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a potentially life-threatening blood clot
•Pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a blood clot in the lung and a medical emergency
•Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS), which is a life threatening vital organ injury