• Chemo treatments for cervical cancer

    Asked by prittinpink on Sunday, October 28, 2012

    Chemo treatments for cervical cancer

    Has anyone had to skip their 6th Taxol & Carboplatin treatment or any other type of chemo due to low platelets and WBC's?

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I had to miss my fourth chemo treatment of CMF due to low counts. I got it the following week and stayed on track through the rest of my treatments. There are foods you can eat that boost your immune system, such as kale, salmon, carrots and oranges

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      You can't possible eat enough kale or any other iron rich food to make a short term difference in you platelet count. However, a blood transfusion definitely will. Neulasta is a medication that can boost your bone marrow to create newmore white blood cells. I didn't have to delay any chemo (same as yours) treatments but I did have to have a blood transfusion before my mastectomy following chemo because of low platelets. I had a neulasta injection the day after each of my chemo treatments to keep my WBC within acceptable limits. They were still low, but not low enough to risk cancelling or postponing any treatments.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I am being treated for triple/neg breast cancer and kidney cancer - with Gemcitabine, Carboplatin, and Avistan - I've missed two infusions one because of low white blood cell counts and one due to low Platelets - These are known side effects of carboplatin, and most people on it have these issues. My oncologist is having me self inject neupogen, 3 days in a row starting 24 hours after my treatment, between my first and 2nd infusion. Since I started doing this I have not missed a week. Speak to your oncologist about it, it is kinda of pricey - my co-pay $100 a shot (the insurance company is paying 205) - another drug that helps build up your blood is Neulasta - it's only one shot, but you need to wait 14 days before your next treatment. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Yes I've had to. Not for my current Taxol/Cisplatin but for my Gemzar/Cisplatin. The doctor had me get shots of Neupogen. I am currently on taxol/Cisplatin and go for my 3rd dose this coming Wednesday. There haven't been any delays so far. This time my chemo doc has me getting a Neulasta shot after each chemo. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping no delays because of low counts this time.

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancibee's Avatar

      My fourth chemo was delayed one week because of neutropenia. I was not happy. For 5 and 6, doctor prescribed 5 shots of neupogen. Since there were 3 weeks between each of my treatments neupogen was fine.

      They sent a woman home who was in the chair next to me because she had an infected cut and low counts. Nurse told her nothing she could do regarding diet to help. Googling says same.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I only missed one in two years of chemo, but it was also for a low white count I was taking Taxol and Carboplatin for Ovarian Cancer.. They gave me neulasta shots after each infusion after that and I got all my chemo in. I'm almost 7 years cancer free.

      almost 4 years ago
    • barbeo's Avatar

      yes on 2 different occasions, once for ? infection,and the second time due to a blood clot in right upper lung. After each delayment resumedm treatment and been on track ever since. My first one was after my 1 treatment and the 2 one was afer my 2 round. Itry to eat foods that are good to boast my blood count, foods with protien, like peanut butter, cheese, brown beans.I also get an injection to help produce bone marrow after each cycle of chemo.

      almost 4 years ago

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