Anemia is very common among patients with malignant tumors, due to the disease and chemotherapy. Anemia decreases the patient's quality of life. Erythropoietin therapy is accessible in Hungary for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anemia in patients suffering from small cell lung cancer. In our case report we present the case of a 62-year-old female small cell lung cancer patient with severe anemia, treated by erythropoietin-beta. The erythropoietin treatment provided the possibility of effective chemo- and radiotherapy. The patient's quality of life greatly improved due to the lack of the symptoms of anemia. The adequate use of erythropoietin is of great help to the physician in the management of small cell lung cancer patients, by improving the quality of life.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2006|
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