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Post-diagnosis hemoglobin change associates with overall survival of multiple malignancies — results from a 14-year hospital-based cohort of lung, breast, colorectal, and liver cancers


Anemia refers to low hemoglobin (Hb) level and is a risk factor of cancer patient survival. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently suggested that post-diagnosis Hb change, regardless of baseline Hb level, indicates the potential presence of anemia. However, there is no epidemiological study evaluating whether Hb change has direct prognostic values for cancer patients at the population level.