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Is it usual to still have a low White Blood Cell count 4 1/2 weeks after last chemo ( 4th T/C) ?

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Doesn't your onc take blood before you infusian? Mine got low after #4 but never got to the point I couldn't have 5&6. I did TC.
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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yese she monitors it. I was only to get 4 T/C. Last appointment she said the WBC's were still low and that she would be monitoring it. But I am so sick with bronchitis ( probably because of the low WBC) that it has me worried that there could be a...

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      Yese she monitors it. I was only to get 4 T/C. Last appointment she said the WBC's were still low and that she would be monitoring it. But I am so sick with bronchitis ( probably because of the low WBC) that it has me worried that there could be a problem and wondered if anyone else had a slow return to normal WBC's.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Everyone reacts differently. If you add anything like bronchitis it does take a long time.

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  • Lisa G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Yes infact I couldn't get my 2nd surgery done because of it. It takes awhile for them come back up. Hang there
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Do check with your doc to see what you can do... I had low reds and it took about six weeks to bounce back....
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Was it low before your last chemo? Did they give you anything to increase it? It sounds like you need to check with your doctor and see what she/he say.
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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had Neulasta each time and the counts came up to normal right before the next chemo. This was the result after my 4th. and this time they are still low and I have acute bronchitis. Doctor knows and is monitoring, I am just wondering if this is...

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      I had Neulasta each time and the counts came up to normal right before the next chemo. This was the result after my 4th. and this time they are still low and I have acute bronchitis. Doctor knows and is monitoring, I am just wondering if this is usual or not. Mary

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My guess and I'm not a doctor is it may be low due to the bronchitis as your body is fighting an infection and needs WBCs to help fight it off. Perhaps something else is going on? You say your doctor is monitoring it so that's a good thing. I...

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      My guess and I'm not a doctor is it may be low due to the bronchitis as your body is fighting an infection and needs WBCs to help fight it off. Perhaps something else is going on? You say your doctor is monitoring it so that's a good thing. I was talking with a gal while we were awaiting RT one day and she's battling rectal cancer. She's doing chemo and RT at the same time and one weekend she ended up in the hospital with dehydration and her kidneys almost shut down. They elected to stop the chemo. temporarilly and the next time I saw her, about a week and half later she had gone on a camping trip with her hubby. The body can be a "bugger" sometimes and with all that you have going on it doesn't help I'm sure. Take care of yourself and may those WBCs come up. Betti

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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Betti !

      Mary

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