Cancer and anemia

Cancer patients’ red blood cells wear out faster than normal causing anemia, especially if you are undergoing treatment.  New red blood cells are produced as fast as possible but the cancer can slow down your body’s ability to make new cells or to store Iron.  Cancers most closely associated with anemia are:  leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  Other cancers that spread to the bone will also make you anemic.  Blood loss from gastrointestinal, urinary tract, male genital, head and neck, cervical and vaginal cancers can cause anemia.  (1)


I heard a proverb by Confucius that I had to share.   “Don’t be afraid of going slow………..Just be afraid of stopping“.  It loosely translates to……..NEVER GIVE UP.     No matter how long or hard the fight is…………………NEVER LOSE HOPE!!  NEVER GIVE UP!!

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