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  • Treatment Locations

    Rhode Island Hospital  

    APC Building  

    Providence, RI 02903

    866-401-0002  

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    The Miriam Hospital  

    164 Summit Avenue  

    Providence, RI 02906

    866-401-0002  

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    Newport Hospital  

    11 Friendship St  

    Newport, RI 02840

    401-845-1646

  • Anemia

  • Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. Some types of chemotherapy decrease the body's ability to make red blood cells to carry the oxygen that your body needs. Your doctor will check your blood cell count throughout your chemotherapy as needed.

    What to do:

    • Get plenty of rest. Take short naps as needed.

    • Limit your activities. Prioritize your activities and do only those that are most important.

    • Accept help from family and friends when needed.

    • Eat a well-balanced diet.

    • Stand up slowly. Dizziness can occur if you stand up too fast.

     

    Call your doctor or nurse if you have (one or more):

    • An unusual or significant change in your activity level

    • Dizziness

    • Shortness of breath

    • Fatigue/severe tiredness

    • Racing or pounding heartbeat

    • Paleness

    • Feeling cold

    • Weakness