Feb 13, 2010 - 2:47 am
I had an appointment with the RN yesterday to go over the chemo schedule, side effects etc and set the start date which is in exactly two weeks. I am doing 4 rounds of AC. However I was told that the oncologist had put in that I was to have the neulasta shot the day following chemo. I was quite surprised and the RN couldn't tell me why, she didn't know. I thought that this was only given if your white blood count was low. I know I am a little anemic. My white blood count appears to be within normal limits and when I had that blood test 6 weeks ago I had a horrible cold. In addition I did have a little infection right after my surgery and I am not fully healed from the breast reconstruction. Perhaps that is a part of the reason.
I do have an appointment with the Oncologist before I start the chemo so I can ask him for the reason. However I am curious to know if anyone else had to have the neulasta from the first chemo.