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With testicular cancer, is it safe to delay a round of chemotherapy due to low white cell counts?

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Dr. Raja Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: NO NO

Absolutely not chemo should not be delayed or withheld for low counts in testicular cancer.

In brief: NO NO

Absolutely not chemo should not be delayed or withheld for low counts in testicular cancer.
Dr. Raja Mudad
Dr. Raja Mudad
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends

If the chemotherapy is being given adjuvantly (to reduce the risk of recurrence) then it is wise to hold chemotherapy until the counts have returned to near normal.
However, if you are fighting recurrent or metastatic disease you should talk with your oncologist regarding the risks of waiting versus the benefit of waiting.

In brief: Depends

If the chemotherapy is being given adjuvantly (to reduce the risk of recurrence) then it is wise to hold chemotherapy until the counts have returned to near normal.
However, if you are fighting recurrent or metastatic disease you should talk with your oncologist regarding the risks of waiting versus the benefit of waiting.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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