Feb 21, 2009 - 2:13 pm
My husband has had only one chemo treatment of Taxotere in combination with prednisone and now his platelet count is too low for the next treatment. It was around 50,000 and the oncologist said they want it around 100,000 although I have read that some doctors use 50,000 as an acceptable level. Has anyone ever heard of a way to raise your platelet count without a transfusion? They won't do a transfusion unless his count is below 20,000. My husband was so disappointed that they wouldn't do the chemo treatment, he felt better after the one treatment. His PSA was up to 2,000. We lost a lot of time with the ketoconazole, it didn't work at all and it caused problems with his liver. They didn't check his PSA often enough to watch what was going on, now they are testing him every three weeks. One done on 2/9 was 1750, a slight decrease but a decrease just the same. He also had an appointment with his urologist on 2/12 and he prescribed nilutamide now. We hope that does something for him too.
Anybody heard from Nodawgs?