Apr 04, 2009 - 10:08 am
My husband was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in November of 2008. He has finished the induction chemo and is now in the radiation phase of his treatment. He has taken two carboplatin treatments (apparently a low dose) but has missed it the last two weeks due to low platelet counts. His prognosis is excellent but being the basket case I am, I'm concerned about him missing these last two weeks due to low platlet counts. His oncologist is excellent and doesn't seemed to be too concerned about it. He did say studies had shown that the carbo helps the radiation work better but you don't want to risk the possibility of bleeding and having to interrupt the radiation schedule. Am I being too much of a worry wart?