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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Can cause Iron Def

If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency.

In brief: Can cause Iron Def

If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Melanoma

Most melanomas will not cause iron or vit d deficiency.
However if melanoma has metastasized to small bowel leading to some obstruction symptoms and malabsorption it can happen. Some of the intense melanoma therapies such as il2 or interferon or ipilimumab or zelboraf can cause similar problems if causing significant side effects.

In brief: Melanoma

Most melanomas will not cause iron or vit d deficiency.
However if melanoma has metastasized to small bowel leading to some obstruction symptoms and malabsorption it can happen. Some of the intense melanoma therapies such as il2 or interferon or ipilimumab or zelboraf can cause similar problems if causing significant side effects.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Not typically

Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron.
Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.

In brief: Not typically

Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron.
Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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