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Oncology 

Oncology
Chapter:
Oncology
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0021
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date: 27 July 2021

Acute leukaemia 402

Febrile neutropenia 405

Superior vena cava compression 406

Tumour lysis syndrome 408

Spinal cord compression 410

Acute leukaemia occurs when a single progenitor cell undergoes a malignant transformation in the bone marrow. This results in multiplication of immature blasts replacing the normal bone marrow cells and appearing in the peripheral blood....

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