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Steroids can be used as part of cancer treatment or to help with the side effects of treatment.
Cancer and cancer treatments may cause anaemia (a low number of red blood cells). Blood transfusions treat anaemia.
Some cancer treatments reduce your amount of white blood cells. G-CSF is a treatment that can help your body to make more white blood cells. This protects you from infections. Having chemotherapy can make you more prone to infections. G-CSF helps you make more white blood cells to reduce that risk.
Clodronate is a drug that can help when cancer has weakened the bones. It can also help lower blood calcium levels.
If you're offered a specialised or other supportive treatment, there can be a lot to take in. You can order the information to have at home when you need it.
All types of treatment can have different side effects. Know what to expect to help you find the best way for you to handle them.
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