A 45-year-old woman is noted to have a ruddy complexion. Her

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    During a routine physical examination, a 45-year-old woman is noted to have a ruddy complexion. Her hematocrit is 52%. Her lungs are clear and she does not smoke. Serum erythropoietin levels are elevated. Cancer of which of the following organs is the most likely cause of her increased hematocrit?
    A. Breast
    B. Colon
    C. Kidney
    D. Stomach
    E. Thyroid
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    C. Kidney

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