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how can you raise anc/neutrophils to fight infection?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
There are new medic: There are twwo new medicines to raise WBC and anc. They are called Neupogen and neulasta (pegfilgrastim). But they are only used if the counts get very low like after getting chemotherapy. So you first need to find out, why the wbc/anc is low? Then treat the cause.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020

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