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Side Effect: Increase in Uric Acid in Blood (Hyperuricemia)

What is an Increase in Uric Acid in the Blood (hyperuricemia)?

What does an Increase in Uric Acid look like?

Who has Increases in Uric Acid in their Blood (Hyperuricemia)?

How do you prevent an Increase in Uric Acid (Hyperuricemia)?

How is an Increase in Uric Acid (hyperuricemia) treated?

Treatment involves medications that help reduce uric acid levels.


It is important to discuss the specific treatment approach with the healthcare team, as each patient with cancer’s case will be different and depend on the underlying cause of hyperuricemia.


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Created: May 10, 2024 Updated: May 10, 2024