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Case Challenges

Clinical scenarios that test your evaluation and application of evidence-based data.

Case Challenges

Progression of prostate cancer in an 80-year-old male

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
One of the cornerstones of appropriate cancer treatment is staging. As newer imaging modalities become available, and as data on a technology’s…
Case Challenges

A 51-year-old male, non-smoker with hemoptysis and lung nodules

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2011
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 51-year-old Caucasian male was admitted to the hospital with complaints of increasing cough for the past month with yellow-green sputum but no…
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Patient with latent prostate cancer reports history of decreased night vision

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2011
Jordana F. Goren, MD, MS; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD
An 81-year-old man was referred for decreased night vision for 8 months by his primary ophthalmologist. He felt that he had lost about 40% of his…
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An 83-year-old woman with abnormal blood count, worsening pancytopenia

HemOnc Today, October 25, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
A classical conundrum in medicine is the treatment of serious illness in the elderly. Various issues need to be weighed in concert, such as the…
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A 41-year-old woman with a transforming lymphoma

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
In the May issue this year, I presented a case of a patient found to have follicular lymphoma, who had initially presented with unusual systemic…
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Success of imatinib in man with CML-CP wanting to have children

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2011
Sheetal Shrimanker, MD
A 40-year-old man who was training for a marathon developed a non-productive cough that did not respond to antibiotics and antitussives…
Case Challenges

Thorough follow-up of medical history reveals unexpected diagnosis

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
Malignant disease processes can at times present with unusual systemic manifestations, whether it is a paraneoplastic syndrome or a…
Case Challenges

Elderly woman with prior breast cancer presents with growing skin lesion

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2011
Ramya Varadarajan, MD

Ramya Varadarajan The patient is an 87-year-old Caucasian female who was referred for a lesion in her right flank. She had noticed this lesion…
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A 68-year-old woman with lung cancer and late-onset bipolar disorder

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2011
Jeremy Matuszak, MD; Johanna W. DeKay, MD
A 68-year-old white woman was diagnosed with poorly differentiated, stage 1A, non-small cell lung cancer in spring 2008. To treat her cancer…
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Using full-dose chemotherapy to treat elderly patient with DLBCL

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2011
Sheetal Shrimanker, MD
A 75-year-old man presented in early 2011 to a genitourinary oncologist for a second opinion regarding a pelvic mass. In 2007, he was diagnosed…