Anemia


Recognizing the Early Signs of Anemia (February 9, 2017)

Anemia (an inadequate supply of red blood cells) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Other possible signs of this condition include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty... Continue Reading

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Help Combat Fatigue (December 4, 2010)

Study results indicate that moderate aerobic exercise may improve physical functioning in men who are receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer and this improved physical functioning may... Continue Reading

Anemia Common in Lung Cancer Patients (October 20, 2010)

A European study of anemia and cancer reports that anemia is common in lung cancer patients and often untreated. Results from the European Cancer Anemia Survey (ECAS) suggest that anemia is common in... Continue Reading

Women and Colorectal Cancer: Understanding Your Risk (October 7, 2010)

From the Colorectal Cancer Coalition Women need to be aware that they are as much at risk for colorectal cancer as men are and should give this message to their mothers, sisters, and friends. Women can... Continue Reading

Red Blood Cell Transfusions: What You Need to Know (February 16, 2010)

Overview Blood transfusions involve the delivery of whole blood or blood components into a patient’s circulation. Each year in the United States, an estimated five million people receive a blood transfusion.[1]... Continue Reading

Understanding the Relationship Between Anemia and Cancer (February 11, 2010)

Anemia, a common side effect of cancer treatment, is a condition in which there are fewer red blood cells than normal. The function of red blood cells is to transport oxygen to the tissues of the body.... Continue Reading

Successful Treatment Means Staying on Schedule (December 2, 2009)

In order to receive the best possible benefit from your cancer therapy, it is important to follow your treatment as your doctor has prescribed. Even if you’re not able to visit your regular treatment... Continue Reading

Six Tips for Dealing with Anemia (December 2, 2009)

Anemia, a common condition among cancer patients, is an inadequate supply of red blood cells that results in a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and... Continue Reading

Movement and Exercise During Treatment (December 2, 2009)

While starting a serious exercise program during cancer treatment is usually not a good idea, maintaining energy for your current daily activity level is important as is regaining any lost strength. As... Continue Reading

Tips for Dealing with Fatigue and the Inability to Eat (December 2, 2009)

Cancer-treatment fatigue is more than just being tired. It is an overwhelming sense of tiredness that is not always relieved by rest. It can be mild, causing a person to have less energy to do the things... Continue Reading

Fight Fatigue with Your Fork (June 11, 2009)

Fatigue can be a debilitating side effect of cancer treatment, but food choices can make a real difference in maintaining energy. By Laurie Wertich We all know what it’s like to feel a little tired—maybe... Continue Reading

Age of Blood Used for Transfusions May Affect Incidence of Infection (November 4, 2008)

Age of Blood Used for Transfusions May Affect Incidence of Infection Blood used for blood transfusions stored longer than 29 days was associated with an increased risk of infection compared with blood... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy-induced Anemia Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence (April 10, 2008)

A recent study conducted in Austria reveals that in premenopausal women with localized breast cancer, chemotherapy-induced anemia is associated with local recurrence following treatment. Full details of... Continue Reading

Further Review of Anemia Drugs by FDA (January 11, 2008)

Further Review of Anemia Drugs by FDA The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is reviewing new data regarding erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). ESAs are drugs... Continue Reading

FDA Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Use of Red-blood Cell Boosters (November 9, 2007)

FDA Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Use of Red-blood Cell Boosters Based on advice from two advisory committees, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revised labeling for erythropoiesis-stimulating... Continue Reading

Myelosuppression: A Report from the 2007 International MASCC/ISOO Symposium (November 5, 2007)

Myelosuppression: A Report from the 2007 International MASCC/ISOO Symposium Introduction At the 2007, 20th Anniversary International MASCC/ISOO Symposium, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and anemia remained... Continue Reading

Fatigue Persists in Some Patients Treated for Early Breast Cancer (October 16, 2007)

According to an article recently published in the journal Cancer, fatigue is experienced by significantly more women treated for early breast cancer with chemotherapy and radiation than women who have... Continue Reading

Myelosuppression: A Report from the 2007 ONS Annual Congress (October 15, 2007)

Myelosuppression: A Report from the 2007 ONS Annual Congress Introduction Myelosuppression was an important topic at the 2007 Oncology Nursing Society Congress. Two satellite symposia, two instructional... Continue Reading

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