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Case Challenges

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

Case Challenges

76-year-old woman presents with purple spots on her chest

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
Our patient was a 76-year-old woman who presented to her primary care physician with complaints of purple spots on her right chest. She reports…
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A 43-year-old woman presents with nausea and vomiting

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
A 43-year-old woman with a history of obesity presented with one month of nausea, vomiting and an inability to eat. The patient reported that…
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Hodgkin’s lymphoma in an HIV-positive man

HemOnc Today, December 25, 2008
Anne Blaes, MD
A 40-year-old, previously healthy man presented to his primary care physician with a lump in his right neck. He reported weight loss and fatigue. He…
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Managing a patient with diffuse brainstem glioma

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2008
Luqman Dad, MD
A 17-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented to her primary care physician after having headaches for two weeks. She…
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Options to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD

Wajeeha Razaq An otherwise healthy white man aged 52 years presented to the ED with two to three week’s history of anorexia, nausea, diffuse…
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Treatment options for prostate adenocarcinoma

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD
A 71-year-old Spanish man, who initially presented in 2003 with urinary hesitancy and frequency, was found to have a PSA of 13. A prostate…
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Treatment options for immune thrombocytopenic purpura

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD
A 22-year-old white man with no prior medical problems presented to the emergency department with profuse nose bleeding. He also noticed unusual…
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Treating adenocarcinoma of the lung

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD
A 48-year-old white man presented to the emergency department with progressive right-sided chest pain for the past two days. The pain…
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Cancer of the anal canal in a patient with HIV

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2008
Luqman Dad, MD
A 48-year-old man with HIV diagnosed more than 20 years prior who has been treated with protease inhibitor-based highly active antiretroviral…
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Weighing the options for adjuvant therapy after lumpectomy

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD
A 50-year-old premenopausal woman came to the oncology clinic for the recommendations of adjuvant therapy after lumpectomy. She initially palpated a…