Cancer and Oncology Q 46 - Gyan Darpan : Learning Portal
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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 46

One of the most serious blood coagulation complications for individuals with cancer and for those undergoing cancer treatments is disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The most common cause of this bleeding disorder is:
    A. Brain metastasis
    B. Sepsis
    C. Intravenous heparin therapy
    D. Underlying liver disease

Correct Answer: B. Sepsis

Option B: Bacterial endotoxins released from gram-negative bacteria activate the Hageman factor or coagulation factor XII. This factor inhibits coagulation via the intrinsic pathway of homeostasis, as well as stimulating fibrinolysis.

Option D: Liver disease can cause multiple bleeding abnormalities resulting in chronic, subclinical DIC; however, sepsis is the most common cause.

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