May 22, 2009 - 5:04 pm
Haven't posted in a while. Just a quick follow-up on my Sister's progress that I posted earlier here: http://csn.cancer.org/node/165724
She had surgery on Feb. 26th We got the final staging results in late march. They took out 31 lymph nodes and the good news is she's a stage 1B. But the bad news is 10% of the cells were classified as "undifferentiated".
I researched undifferentiated cells on medline. They are rare and are potentially more agressive than grade 3 or UPSC cells. Her doctor recommended 6 rounds of carbo/taxol, which she started around April 20th and she just had her second round a little over a week ago.
She needed a neulasta shot for low WBC and the latest problem is low platelets. We're going over to the doctors today to get check the platelet levels. Hopefully they'll be up today, they've been dropping steadily the last 2 weeks.