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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;27(3):423-44. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2009.04.004.

Management of acquired bleeding problems in cancer patients.

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  • 1Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, L586, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97201-3098, USA.


Cancer patients can have acquired bleeding problems for many reasons. In this review, an approach to the bleeding patient in the Emergency Department is discussed. Specific issue including coagulation defects, thrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction, bleeding complications of specific hematological malignancies and due to anticoagulation, are discussed.

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