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Does low hemoglobin mean cancer

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on how low the hemoglobin is and type of cancer and general status of the person's health.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Your results are abnormal and consistent with anemia. You need further studies and clinical evaluation by your doctor to determine the cause. Please s... Read More
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You have moderate anemia and a possible liver pathology. Please follow closely with your doctor for further work-up.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
What was the platelet level? Would check B12 level and liver functions as well. Stop alcohol and Tylenol as they are liver toxins and can worsen... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood form... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Hemochromatosis?: It might be hemochromatosis. Have your doctor check your iron levels.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Chronic normochromic, normocytic anemia with normal iron parameters,normal Vit B12 levels and normal serum electrophoresis to rule out multiple myelom... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Many Causes: Some blood disorders can cause high hemoglobin (polycythemia)...Cancers such as kidney cancer can cause polycythemia also.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Sounds okay: Depending on your gender and your lab, that may be reference range hemoglobin or just-below-reference-range. These ranges are set so that a few percen... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Walk B4 U Run: What was your hb last year? 11.3 is only a little low. Anemia may be due to different causes, many of which are not secondary to cancer. Your doctor w... Read More