Chemotherapy and radiation can affect the bone marrow where all
your blood cells are made. The red blood cells are the
oxygen-carrying cells in your body. When your red blood cells are
low, you may become anemic.
You should call your nurse if you:
Your red blood cell count will get better. Until then, it is
important to follow the advice above and to listen to your
Please ask your nurse if you have any questions.
Health's Patient Education Department, How To Deal With Low Red Blood Cells,
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts