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Anemia is usually a temporary condition caused by your cancer treatment, including both chemotherapy and radiation.
Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body. Your red blood cell count may fall slowly during treatment. When your hemoglobin and hematocrit fall below a certain range, you are anemic. This may cause you to feel very tired and emotional. Learn more about blood counts.
Other symptoms of anemia are extreme weakness, headache, paleness, and sleep problems.
Call your doctor right away for:
Adapted from LifeWithCancer.org
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