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hemoglobin

[HE-muh-glo-bin] the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen, which is often measured as part of a complete blood count. Hemoglobin can get very low in people with cancer, either as a result of problems from the cancer itself (such as bleeding) or from treatments such as chemotherapy. Normal ranges vary by lab, but typically are around 12-18 gm/dL.

Anemia in People With Cancer

... Anemia means your blood has too little hemoglobin. ... Normal levels of
hemoglobin can vary a bit based on age, sex, and which lab does the test. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/anemia/anemia-in-people-with-cancer

Blood counts

... The hemoglobin percentage measures the ability of the red blood cells
to carry oxygen. ... Low hemoglobin. What to look for. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-blood-counts

How is multiple myeloma staged?

... The amount of hemoglobin in the blood: Hemoglobin carries oxygen
in red blood cells. Low hemoglobin levels mean you ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-staging

Types of transfusions

... every part of the body. A substance in red blood cells called hemoglobin
(HE-muh-glo-bin) does this. Then, the red cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bloodproductdonationandtransfusion/blood-transfusion-and-donation-types-of-transfusions

Blood Transfusion and Donation

... every part of the body. A substance in red blood cells called hemoglobin
(HE- muh-glo-bin) does this. Then, the red cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002989-pdf.pdf

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for ...

... The hemoglobin percentage measures the ability of the red blood cells
to carry oxygen. ... Low hemoglobin What to look for ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002818-pdf.pdf

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

... Hemoglobin (Hgb), the part of each RBC that carries iron. or. Hematocrit (Hct),
the percent of RBCs in the blood. ... Number of RBCs. Hgb (hemoglobin) ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/understanding-your-lab-test-results

Staging multiple myeloma

... The amount of hemoglobin in the blood: Hemoglobin is the part of
red blood cells that carries oxygen. Low hemoglobin ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/overviewguide/multiple-myeloma-overview-staging

What causes fatigue in people with cancer?

... (CBC stands for complete blood count.) Doctors often define anemia as a blood
hemoglobin (Hb) level of less than 12 g/dL (grams per deciliter). ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/fatigue/fatigueinpeoplewithcancer/fatigue-in-people-with-cancer-causes-of-fatigue-in-cancer

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

... Hemoglobin (Hgb), the part of each RBC that carries iron. or. Hematocrit (Hct),
the percent of RBCs in the blood. ... Number of RBCs. Hgb (hemoglobin) ...

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