• BugsBunny's Avatar
  • BugsBunny's Avatar

    BugsBunny asked a questionBone Cancer

    What do you you know about wearing head coverings, hats, etc during the hot weather.

    6 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Sweetie bought me a couple of "big floppy hats" to wear when I'm working outside. They are lightweight and have hundreds of small holes allowing air flow.

      My ENT Oncologist told me to stay out of the sun.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      It may be hot but I'd stick to a hat or some other head covering. One of my sisters had basal cell cancer about an inch back from her hairline at her forehead. She had to have MOHS surgery to remove it. Her dermatologist told her to always cover her head when she is going to be in the sun for any length of time. She tossed out her visors and now only wears hats. After seeing her go through that I tossed my visors as well and wear hats.

      about 1 year ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      A straw hat with a high crown should serve to protect you from the sun as well as allow ventilation to keep you cool, yay!

      about 1 year ago
  • BugsBunny's Avatar
  • BugsBunny's Avatar

    BugsBunny started following

  • BugsBunny's Avatar

    BugsBunny asked a questionBone Cancer

    Have any of you taken the drug Zarxio to keep your WBC up?

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I searched our data and found a few responses where that drug has been talked about. Here is the search

      https://www.whatnext.com/search/experiences?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bquery%5D=zarxio&commit=Search

      about 1 year ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      If not Zarxio, then bio-similar Neopogen and/or Neulasta. during stem cell collection and after one of more of my chemo regimens. Some have bone pain, as the drug induces your marrow to produce excess neutrophils, which are a high percentage of your white blood cells. However, the production rate is so high that your marrow is packed full to overflowing with these white blood cells. From the Wiki:

      "Neutrophils (also known as neutrocytes or heterophils) are the most abundant type of granulocytes and the make up 40% to 70% of all white blood cells in humans.[1] They form an essential part of the innate immune system, with their functions varying in different animals."

      This increase in production puts pressure on the nerves lining the insides of your bones and can lead to soreness or pain. Many have said that the over-the-counter allergy medication Claritin provides relief. No one knows why, but there are far too many positive stories for this to be coincidence. If you experience soreness or pain, it is certainly worth a try.

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks PO, good information as always.

      about 1 year ago
  • BugsBunny's Avatar