Terry Anders, Caring.com Expert


Terry Anders is a registered nurse and clinical educator at the Zangmeister Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How can we prevent bruising due to low platelets? — Feb 02, 2009
Unfortunately, there's really nothing you can do to prevent your mother from bruising easily. This is a normal side effect of having a low platelet count, which means blood...
How can I prevent frequent nose bleeds brought on by low blood platelets? — Nov 13, 2007
Having a low platelet count leaves your mother vulnerable to nosebleeds because it takes her blood longer to clot. And once she has one, they tend to recur. So you want to ...
Can low hemoglobin cause fatigue? — Nov 12, 2007
Yes, both chemotherapy and radiation treatment can cause anemia, which in turn can lower the amount of hemoglobin in your father's blood. Low hemoglobin causes fatigue and ...
Is there any way to help my mother, who's losing her hair, decrease the itching on her scalp? — Nov 12, 2007
The first thing I'd ask her is what she's using to wash her hair. Sometimes as people lose their hair, they start using soap or body shampoo on their scalp, and that's not ...