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Anemia results when there are too few red blood cells to adequately deliver oxygen throughout the body. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. If the red blood cell count drops too low, anemia can be life-threatening. Many treatment options for anemia exist. Watch our cancer and chemotherapy-induced anemia video to learn more about anemia and available treatments.


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