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does low hemoglobin mean cancer

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Depends on how low the hemoglobin is and type of cancer and general status of the person's health.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Hemochromatosis?: It might be hemochromatosis. Have your doctor check your iron levels.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Many Causes: Some blood disorders can cause high hemoglobin (polycythemia)...Cancers such as kidney cancer can cause polycythemia also.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Yes.: There are blood tests that can be very useful in detecting some forms of malignancy. A complete blood count (CBC) can be very helpful in diagnosing b ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
PCV: PCV is a chronic neoplastic disorder of the bone marrow in which there is unregulated production of red cells leading to way too many red cells in the ... Read More
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