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Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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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
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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.
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