CHAPTER 5

Oncologic Emergencies

1. The most common cancer associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is:

  1. Pancreatic cancer
  2. Small cell lung cancer
  3. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
  4. Chronic myelogenous leukemia

2. The symptoms of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) seem paradoxical because:

  1. DIC may be both the cause and effect of malignancy.
  2. Thrombosis and hemorrhage may occur simultaneously.
  3. Both platelet function and platelet numbers are implicated in DIC.
  4. Patients may experience fever at the same time their bodies are hypothermic.

3. The most common cause of acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) associated with cancer is:

  1. Infection
  2. Anaphylaxis
  3. Tumor products
  4. Thrombopoiesis

4. Which of the following ...

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