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Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Who gets esophageal cancer? Squamous cell cancer of the esophagus occurs in the 40- to 60-year-old age group and is seen mainly in men. The incidence is increased in Africa, China, Russia, Japan, Scotland, and the Caspian region of Iran. In the U.S. the nonwhite male population is at increased risk. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus […]

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013

What are the causes of anemia in patients with cancer? Anemia in cancer patients is often multifactorial. Anemia may result from blood loss due to bleeding from tumors or from gastritis due to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). It may also be caused by hemolysis (secondary to antibodies associated with the tumor), disseminated […]

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