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Glossary Term:

Title

hemoglobin

Phonetic

<b>HE</b>-muh<b>-glo</b>-bin

Description

the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen, which is often measured in a complete blood count. Hemoglobin can get very low in people with cancer, especially during certain kinds of treatment. Normal ranges vary by lab, but typically are around 12-18 gm/dL.