How is anemia treated in ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Fatigue or dyspnea secondary to anemia can be treated with blood transfusions or erythropoietin. Transfusions provide immediate improvement, whereas erythropoietin injections may take weeks to improve fatigue.

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