May 04, 2010 - 8:16 pm
My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 3 base of tongue HPV cancer. His course of treatment is 1 day each week chemo (cisplatin and erbutux) and 5 days radiation for 7 weeks. He just finished his 2nd round of chemo. I'm concerned about his blood counts since his white, red and platelet counts went down considerably in one week and he still has 5 chemo sessions to go. His oncologist didn't seem concerned. Any suggestions as to how to get his blood counts up? He's been eating well but I'm sure that's not going to last. Thanks for helping us on this journey that we never wanted to go on.