Anemia

This neoplasm is not reportable.
Name
Not Reportable
This neoplasm is not reportable
Definition
Anemia (NOS) is a decrease in the number of red blood cells. Many cancer patients develop anemia due to the cancer and/or cancer therapy. This condition may be referred to as Anemia in neoplastic disease or anemia of chronic disorders. The anemia by itself is not reportable. The neoplasm causing the anemia would be reportable.

Aplastic anemia occurs when the bone marrow does not make enough new red cells. A neoplasm may cause the aplastic anemia; however, the aplastic anemia by itself is not reportable. (See also pancytopenia)

Hemolytic (autoimmune) anemia is a group of acute or chronic anemias, inherited or acquired, characterized by shortened survival of mature erythrocytes and inability of bone marrow to compensate for the decreased life span.

Idiopathic refractory anemia is when the cause of the anemia is not known. This is not the same thing as Refractory Anemia (9980/3).

Iron -refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) or refractory iron deficiency anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder.

Macrocytic anemia is usually caused by vitamin deficiencies, alcohol use, medications or thyroid. The term "macrocytic" refers to the enlarged size of the red blood cells.