Hematologic disorders associated with cancer: I. Red blood cell disorders

  • William M. Davis
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 30)


Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in patients with cancer. Anemia can be defined in several ways including: (1) decrease in red blood cell count, hemoglobin, or hematocrit (concentration measurements); (2) decrease in the red cell volume or Cr51 red cell mass. The mechanisms of cancer-related anemia are treated in detail in other reviews (1, 2).


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Hemolytic Anemia Iron Deficiency Anemia Polycythemia Vera Peripheral Blood Smear 
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