• Anyone having trouble with blood platelets going too low to get treatments?

    Asked by Pebbles on Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Anyone having trouble with blood platelets going too low to get treatments?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Towards the end of my dad's first chemo cycle for pancreatic cancer, that was a concern. He was told that if the platelets dropped too low, they could do a platelet transfusion. The problem remedied itself after the end of the cycle. Now all the counts are starting to dip again with chemo.

      about 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Most chemo drugs will lower you platelet count. How low is too low to continue treatments is an individual determination rather than a certain number that would apply to everyone and all situations. Mine dropped steadily throughout chemo therapy but not to the point where treatment had to be halted or postponed. However, about a month after I completed chemo and had surgery, my platelet count was still low for the specific surgery I was having (a flap transplant to close a mastectomy wound) and I needed platelet transfusions before the surgery.

      about 9 years ago
    • papperclip's Avatar

      My white count went so lo I had to suspend treatment for two weeks it was not a problem you just have to be careful not to cut yourself don't play with your knife for run up and down the hall with pointed scissors. Something simple things they can cause major problems.

      I hope by this time you are back on track

      (Keep your sense of humor) lots of luck

      C John Winslow

      about 9 years ago

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