Dec 17, 2009 - 12:38 am
Hi - pretty new patient here, started round 1 induction chemo (21 day rounds) for Base of Tongue IV on Nov 19 - round two on Dec. 9.
Round 1 I met with MO every week and had blood work done. GI tract got fried (meds helped w/ pain) and developed an infection while white cells were tanked (antibiotics worked). Started round 2 a week ago (Dec 9), and was told my next appt would be Dec 30 for next round of chemo.
Does this sound normal? I feel like my blood work was a sort of security blanket, and instant feedback on how my white cells and kidneys are doing. Is this normal to not check as often on round 2 if someone makes it through round 1 OK?