alexa A Prospective Study On Chemotherapy Induced Anemia In Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment Using Serial Hemoglobin Measurement At The National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria | 70239
ISSN: 2161-0932

Gynecology & Obstetrics
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3rd Annual Conference on Gynecologic Oncology & Preventive Oncology

Aruah S C
National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale)
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932-C1-016
Abstract
Introduction: Anemia is a common complication of myelo-suppressive chemotherapy. Severe anemia is usually treated with red blood cell transfusion; however, mild-to-moderate anemia most often is managed conservatively. There is no universally established benchmark of hemoglobin of patients selected for cancer chemotherapy to inform a global best practice and increase patients treatment outcome and quality of life. Objective: To examine the change in Hb level of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy using serial Hb measurement. Materials & Methods: A total of 100 voluntary patients with solid malignancies were recruited within a period of 8 months. Baseline demographic characteristics and type of tumor were obtained. Pre-treatment Hb level was measured on first day of consultation and repeated every 2 weeks during the therapy until after three consecutive Hb readings. Results: Data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 10. Out of the 100 cancer patients, 88% were female. Breast 68% (68) was commonest site of tumor. Prevalence of anemia in the study was 72% and majority of patients had their Hb at the end of therapy within the range of 9.60 to 10.62 g/dl. At P-value>0.05, there was no statistical significance on distribution of mean hemoglobin, standard deviation based on sex and treatment type. Conclusion/Recommendation: Chemotherapy has no significant effect on Hb especially in patients with high baseline Hb level between 11 g/dl to 12 g/dl in our study. Prevalence of anemia in the studied patients was 72%. We recommend a benchmark of Hb of 11 g/dl minimum for any patient being selected for chemotherapy in Nigeria.
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