Prevalence and characteristics of anemia in patients with solid cancers at diagnosis in southwest China.

PURPOSE Cancer-related anemia is common and may have myriad causes, but the physiological consequences of a low hemoglobin level are similar. Besides chemotherapy-induced anemia, it is also important to understand the anemia in treatment-naive patients, which may represent a consequence of cancer itself and/or cancer complications, and this may help assess… CONTINUE READING