My mom could only tolerate one week of radiation. Her white count and platelets dropped to 1.6 and 57,000 with her treatment. The radiation oncologist feels it is not safe enough to proceed. On top of all this, they found an enlarged node in the left side of her
neck. Because of the bleeding risk they don't want to do a biopsy. Monday she is scheduled for a neck, chest, abdominal and pelvic CT. The oncologist did suggest a low dose of Taxol weekly for three weeks for 4 or 5 cycles. We're going to try that beginning on Sept. 23rd. He says Taxol is less toxic to the bone marrow. If the neck node is a metastisis, the Taxol should keep it in check.