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Case Challenges

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

Case Challenges

A 60-year-old female with smoking history presents with a right upper lobe lung nodule

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2012
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 60-year-old white female presented to the hospital with complaints of progressively worsening shortness of breath, progressive weakness…
Case Challenges

A 46-year-old male with advanced nonseminomatous testicular cancer, renal and lung impairment

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2012
A 46-year-old male with a past history of hypertension initially presented to a urologist with a left-sided testicular mass. The urologist ordered…
Case Challenges

Treatment of multiple myeloma in a Jehovah’s Witness

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2012
Amit Mehta, MD
One of the pillars in the care of hematologic malignancies is transfusion support. As such, the possibility of blood product transfusion is a…
Case Challenges

A 43-year-old female with multiple plasmacytomas

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2012
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 43-year-old female presented to the hospital with back pain in October 2010. Her back pain was chronic but had worsened 2 weeks before…
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…
Case Challenges

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…
Case Challenges

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…
Case Challenges

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…