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Lung cancer symptoms - Blood (hematologic) effects

Cancer can affect the blood. Many of these effects are the result of chemotherapy treatment but cancer can also be the cause, especially when it has spread to the bones. 

Learn about blood counts 

Guide to blood counts (Oncolink) 

Blood counts (American Cancer Society)

Low blood counts (Chemocare.com)

Anemia (low red blood cell count) 

Anemia in people with cancer (American Cancer Society) 

Anemia (ASCO's Cancer.net

Anemia causes and treatments (Cancer Supportive Survivorship Care)


Neutropenia (low white blood cell count)

Low white blood cell count (Oncolink)

Neutropenia (ASCO's Cancer.net)

Neutropenia information center (CancerConnect.com)


Thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets)

Thrombocytopenia (ASCO's Cancer.net)

Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) (Oncolink.net)

Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) (CancerConnect.com)


Blood clots

Blood clot FAQs - Cancer and blood clots (National Blood Clot Alliance)

About DVT (Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis)