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Case Challenges

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

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…
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Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: a rare disorder

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
In 2008, a documentary entitled “Blood Detectives”, in reference to the work of hematologists, was produced with the support of…
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Neuroendocrine ductal carcinoma of the breast

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2011
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 60-year-old white female presented to her primary care physician with a left breast lump, which she noticed while taking a shower. Her last…
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Severe pancytopenia a clue to Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
A clinical scenario that often presents to a hematologist, and perhaps equally often with a broad differential diagnosis, is that of pancytopenia…
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Small cell lung cancer requires complex therapeutic strategies

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
Among the most aggressive malignancies is small cell lung cancer. The field of oncology has seen a plethora of new chemotherapeutics and…
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Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, in a 50-year-old black man

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2010
Luqman Dad, MD
A 50-year-old black man initially presented to his ear, nose and throat specialist with a 2-month history of sinusitis that was not relieved…
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Eosinophilia with bladder cancer

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
The words of the 14th-century English philosopher, William of Ockham, have classically implored physicians to search for a unifying diagnosis…