Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00004719
Title: Prevalence of anemia in cancer patients of a district hospital
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Anemia is a common problem in cancer patients, especially in developing countries and among aged patients. Aim: This study was done to assess the prevalence of anemia in cancer patients diagnosed in our hospital over a period of 1 year. Methodology: The study group was identified from patients whose surgically resected specimens were sent to our pathology department for histopathology. Results: In this study, females were found to have higher prevalence of cancer than men and carcinoma breast was the most common malignancy in which surgical management was performed. Women were more commonly anemic than men (76% vs. 64%) and the most common malignancy associated with anemia were lymphoma (76%) followed closely by colorectal cancer (74%). Conclusion: Identifying and treating anemia in cancer patients will improve quality of life in these patients.

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    Gayathri Devi Thanigaimani, Anbumozhi M. Kannan*

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    Department of Pathology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Anbumozhi M. Kannan, Department of Pathology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chromepet, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Gayathri Devi Thanigaimani, Anbumozhi M. Kannan*

    Title:Prevalence of anemia in cancer patients of a district hospital
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2955-2959)
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    Methodology:Prevalence of anemia
    Research Materials:cancer patients

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Anemia Cancer Colorectal cancer Lymphoma

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