Hematology/Oncology Consultations Archive
Has any research been conducted to determine whether the incidence of various types of skin cancer is greater in people who fly for a living compared with the general public?
A who takes acetaminophen for chronic neck and back pain awakens to a bloody nose and blood-soaked pillow. Could liver disease be to blame?
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
A patient has elevated creatine and fasciculations. Could an electrolyte imbalance be the cause?
Are certain oral contraceptive pills better for women with a family history of breast cancer?
How would you proceed with a 64-year-old woman who has complex endometrial hyperplasia and secretory changes?
How do I know which radiologic tests to choose when evaluating abdominal pain?
What is the significance of an isolated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 161 IU/L in the absence of gallbladder, pancreas or liver disease?
Should a man with a positive fecal occult blood test and a normal colonscopy without GI symptoms be referred to a gastroenterologist?
When reviewing Pap smear results with absent endocervical cells, what is the recommended next step?
What is the appropriate workup in an otherwise healthy woman aged 75 years with new-onset hair loss?
How much B12 supplement is adequate for patients on metformin?
Clinician seeks advice regarding a patient that refuses chemotherapy for multiple myeloma because of concerns that her hair will fall out.
When should a menstruating woman with iron-deficiency anemia be referred for GI workup?
I seem to be seeing a lot more hyponatremia. Some of these patients are taking diuretics, while others have psychogenic polydipsia or syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Others have no known cause. Is there an explanation for this increase?
What are the clinical concerns for a 55-year-old, postmenopausal, Caucasian nonsmoker with a hematocrit of 52% and hemoglobin of 17 g/dL?
Which lab and imaging studies are recommended for the routine comprehensive care of a woman with a history of breast cancer who underwent lumpectomy 10-15 years earlier?
A 67-year-old man with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer has had two sessions of...