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    blood count and colon tumor
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    Anon_56065 posted:
    I have elderly relative who has been told by doctor have colon tumor.
    She don't want to have biopsy and remove cause doctor told her people her age would be vegetable afterwards from anesthetic. I was wondering how fast blood count would drop?
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    georgiagail responded:
    ?blood count? If she's not bleeding from this growth she is not at risk for anemia.



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    Anon_56065 replied to georgiagail's response:
    She has been going every 2 week to get blood and yes
    she gets anemia it just seems to be repeating cycle
     
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    smallgirl2002 replied to Anon_56065's response:
    She just not acting how she use to she lost her appete
    and energy where she sees bleeding I don't know cause she don't share everything
     
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    Anon_56065 responded:
    She doesn't tell me everything I know she don't act
    like herself and can tell me when she thinks her blood is
    low
     
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    stellagonzalez responded:
    As you wall know blood is made of three types of cells:
    • White blood cells helps to fight from infections.
    • Red blood cells provide energy to the body and carry oxygen to different organs.
    • Platelets helps to thicken the blood so that it clots during injury.
    So Anemia occurs when there is a drop in red blood cells. Anemia and Colon cancer are two conditions that frequently co present.
     
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    mariajohnson replied to stellagonzalez's response:
    Hey Stella! Thanx for such great information.
     
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    stellagonzalez replied to mariajohnson's response:
    Hey Maria,

    Thanks for your appreciation!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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