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Any Way to Raise Platelets?

RoseyR
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Joined: Feb 2011

Dear All,

After 25 radiation treatments and 4th round of taxol/carbo, my blood counts continue to plummet.

Was sent home twice already for 5th scheduled chemo, with platelet count at 46. (100 is my center's minimum for proceeding with chem.)

Did any of you have more than one postponed chemo for low platelets?

And is there any way to bring the count up? Nobody suggests anything at my treatment center; they say that time alone brings them back.

My hemoglobin is also very low (8.3) but curiously, I feel OK, not very tired.

Postponing makes the chemo less effective, doesn't it?

Worried,
Rosey R

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