5 doctors weighed in:

Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: One of several

Hemolysis is the process of breaking down red blood cells rapidly.
The normal RBC is born in the bine marrow, has a life span of 100 days, and is chewed up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow to parts that are then used to make another rbc. Any disorder that causes the rbc's to be destroyed quickly is hemolysis. Drug reactions, large spleens from a blood disease, vasculitic disease like lupus....

In brief: One of several

Hemolysis is the process of breaking down red blood cells rapidly.
The normal RBC is born in the bine marrow, has a life span of 100 days, and is chewed up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow to parts that are then used to make another rbc. Any disorder that causes the rbc's to be destroyed quickly is hemolysis. Drug reactions, large spleens from a blood disease, vasculitic disease like lupus....
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Thank
Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Hemolysis and Cancer

One form of hemolytic anemia (ha)- autoimmune ha - has been associated with underlying malignancies.
In this disorder, the cancer cells cause the production of antibodies that target red blood cells. There are also many other causes of ha that are unrelated to cancer. You should follow up with your medical team to find the cause of your hemolysis.

In brief: Hemolysis and Cancer

One form of hemolytic anemia (ha)- autoimmune ha - has been associated with underlying malignancies.
In this disorder, the cancer cells cause the production of antibodies that target red blood cells. There are also many other causes of ha that are unrelated to cancer. You should follow up with your medical team to find the cause of your hemolysis.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
392K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors