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Has pancreatic cancer. Been diagnosed with low hemoglobin. Why fatigue and lightheadedness?

Hi. My sister has pancreatic cancer and has been diagnosed with low haemoglobin and is having a blood transfusion . I understand how serious this is, but was wondering what to expect now. She has been very light headed and very fatigued. She has just had two treatments of chemotherapy, after having treatment for the last four months on a weekly basis, and will now miss her treatment tomorrow. She has a stent in her duodenum and bile duct and she has a temperature.
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Very sorry to learn about your sister's problem but the fact is that nothing beyond chemotherapy can be done.
This treatment is palliative and not curative.
Till she is alive,she has to be managed conservatively only as nothing aggressive can be done.
Take care of her nutrition,manage her hemoglobin levels and give full psychological support.
Look for any sign of infection as she is having fever.
Infection has to be treated with antibiotics only.
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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