A 32-year-old member asked:
what does it mean if i have neutropenia/low blood counts from chemotherapy?
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Overdose: Chemotherapy is an effective method of treating many malignancies. It destroys tumor thru the effect of the cell DNA. It as such has an effect on the cells of the immune system. If given in high doses, the WBC count can drop and compromise the immune system, making the patient susceptible to infection and any effect in helping to control tumor. Count should stay at 4-5k or better.
Answered on Oct 4, 2015
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