Anemia is a reduction in the red blood level. Anemia is a relatively common blood disorder, and can be seen in all age ranges. Symptoms can include possible fatigue and/or shortness of breath with exertion. Initial evaluation of anemia commonly includes further lab testing, to see if the etiology of the anemia can be determined.
Once the etiology of anemia is determined, a determination can be made on whether treatment is required. Some forms of anemia may not require treatment. Treatment options for anemia can sometimes include vitamin supplements, medications, injections, infusions, and/or red blood transfusions.
Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.
Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.