Aug 29, 2009 - 12:52 am
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. My mom started radiation a week ago yesterday. She had to stop chemo in May due to the bone marrow suppression. Now one week into radiation, her platelets are at 97,000 (previously 120,00 two weeks ago). If her platelets continue to drop, radiation may be interupted. It's all very frustrating! How much bone marrow suppression occurs with radiation as opposed to chemo? She is 78 years old. Beacuse her tomor is so extensive, surgery is not indicated. The tumor has responded very well to the chemo and we are grateful for that.