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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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Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Define the risk groups on which current recommendations for cervical carcinoma screening are based. Recommendations concerning periodic screening of women in the U.S. using Pap smears (Papanicolaou-Traut smears) have been developed for the various risk groups. Low-risk groups are those women who have never had sexual activity, have had a hysterectomy for nonmalignant reasons, or […]

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