A 37-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have thrombocytopenia and what to do if i have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low. could it be cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Raymundo Romero answered
21 years experience Medical Oncology
OTHER OPTIONS: Depends on cause, but assuming ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) you have more options: oral Promacta, (eltrombopag) Injected Nplate, chemotherapy ie: Rituxan and in extreme cases Splenectomy - surgical removal of spleen. Talk to your Hematologist.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
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