# Ms. A, a 21-year-old college student, had been a vegetarian since she was 16 years old....

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Ms. A, a 21-year-old college student, had been a vegetarian since she was 16 years old. Lately, she had been feeling weak and dizzy and has reported tingling in her feet. Her roommate convinced her to go to the college health center. Her complete blood count showed a 9.4 g/dL hemoglobin level and 28% hematocrit.

a. What type of anemia is the most likely considering her history?

b. What tests would her doctor likely order?

c. Why are all tumor markers not used to screen the general population for cancer?

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