Anemia, or a low red blood cell count, is a frequent symptom in patients with cancer. In fact, upwards of 70% of the hematological neoplasms and 60% of solid tumors have some element of related anemia during the progression of the disease.
The anemia of the patient with cancer is multifactorial, meaning it can be due to various factors such as blood loss, nutritional deficit, iron deficiency, renal failure, bone marrow infiltration, etc. In cases of stomach cancer, the severity of the anemia is moderate, with hemoglobin levels ranging between 8-10 gr/dl.
Anemia manifests with an extensive set of symptoms which carry with them varying degrees of severity. Be Informed!