Fever and sweats in the patient with advanced cancer.


Abstract:  Fever and sweats are common complications of cancer and its treatment. This article reviews potential causes and pathophysiologic mechanisms of fever and sweat. Management recommendations, consisting of primary interventions directed at contributing causes and pathophysiologic mechanisms, and non-specific palliative measures are discussed. Optimal management is contingent on the physician’s integration of medical expertise with patient-derived goals of care.


Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America


2002 Jun;16(3):579-88, viii.

Resource Type:

Journal Article


Zhukovsky DS.