The importance of hemoglobin levels during radiotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix.

@article{Grogan1999TheIO,
  title={The importance of hemoglobin levels during radiotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix.},
  author={M Grogan and Gillian Monica Thomas and Isaac Melamed and Florence Lennie Wong and Robert G Pearcey and Pulavelli Kurian Joseph and Lorraine Portelance and J. F. Crook and Kirk D. Jones},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 8},
  pages={1528-36}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether blood transfusion can overcome the negative impact of anemia before or during radiotherapy (RT) in patients with carcinoma of the cervix. The objective of this retrospective study was to examine the impact of anemia and blood transfusion on 605 patients with carcinoma of the cervix treated with radical RT at 7 centers across Canada in 1989, 1990, and 1992. METHODS The data collected included hemoglobin (Hgb) levels from the time of diagnosis to the end of… CONTINUE READING

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