Feb 21, 2013 - 2:25 pm
I had my semi-annual checkup with oncologist this week. It seems that my white blood cell count has been dropping. Six months ago it was 3.8 - now it is 3.5. From what I've read, normal is 4.5 to 10. My anal cancer was diagnosed in April 2009 and I completed treatment in June of that year. I'm a bit concerned because one of the reasons for a low WBC is "myelodysplastic syndromes" or MDS. There are other reasons but I'm a bit paranoid right now. One reason is radiation therapy - esp. in an area with a lot of bone - such as the pelvis. My doctor had additional blood work done on me and I'll know the results next week. Meanwhile, I thought I'd see if anyone in this group had any experience/knowledge on the subject.