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Hematologic emergencies are acute, life-threatening events. Cancer, its treatments, and its baseline comorbidities can independently or collectively lead to hematologic emergencies requiring quick recognition, prompt diagnosis, and swift delivery of therapeutic interventions by frontline clinicians. The hematologic emergencies frequently encountered in cancer patients described in this chapter include venous thromboembolism (VTE), .hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS), anemia, thrombocytopenia, acute hemorrhage, and transfusion reactions.
KeywordsHematologic Venous thromboembolism Hyperviscosity Anemia Hemorrhage Transfusion reaction
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