A 60-year-old female asked:
what does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020
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