Hematologic Cancer

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Lymphoma typically presents as painless adenopathy, with systemic symptoms of fever, unexplained weight loss, and night sweats occurring in more advanced stages of the disease. The Lugano classification system is used to stage lymphoma. The stage is then used to determine treatment. Treatment for lymphoma consists of chemotherapy alone or in combination with radiotherapy.

May 1, 2014 Issue
Leukemia: An Overview for Primary Care [Article]

Review the most common subtypes, presenting symptoms, and laboratory findings.

Oct 1, 2008 Issue
Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Multiple myeloma, the most common bone malignancy, is occurring with increasing frequency in older persons. Typical symptoms are bone pain, malaise, anemia, renal insufficiency, and hypercalcemia. Incidental discovery on comprehensive laboratory panels is common. The disease is diagnosed with serum ...

Sep 1, 2008 Issue
Role of the Primary Care Physician in Hodgkin Lymphoma [Article]

Approximately 8,200 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma are diagnosed annually in the United States. Common presenting features include painless lymphadenopathy (usually above the diaphragm), cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. To decrease late complications, treatment has gradually evolved towar...

Apr 1, 1999 Issue
Multiple Myeloma: Recognition and Management [Article]

Multiple myeloma is the malignant proliferation of plasma cells involving more than 10 percent of the bone marrow. The multiple myeloma cell produces monoclonal immunoglobulins that may be identified on serum or urine protein electrophoresis. Bone pain related to multiple lytic lesions is the most c...

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