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Evaluating a Patient for Abnormal Bleeding from an Occult Malignancy Associated with Anticoagulant or Antithrombotic Therapy

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

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Description:

A patient with an occult malignancy may develop hemorrhage during anticoagulant, antiplatelet or thrombolytic therapy. The possibility of an occult malignancy should be considered in a patient with unexpected bleeding even if it can be explained by excessive anticoagulation. Early identification of an occult tumor can result in improved outcomes for the patient.

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