21st November 2019


Can chemotherapy cause anemia?

As you may already know, chemotherapy eliminates cancer cells. A lack of red blood cells can cause anemia. Anemia is one of the most common and most lasting side effects of chemotherapy. Anemia places extra demands on your body and can cause excessive tiredness or fatigue.

What can anemia lead to if untreated?

If left untreated, iron-deficiency anemia can cause serious health problems. Having too little oxygen in the body can damage organs. With anemia, the heart must work harder to make up for the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin. This extra work can harm the heart.
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