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Why is it hard to control platelets in the blood of adenocarcinoma patients?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

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Cancer patients can have low platelets for a few reasons (i think this is what you're asking).
1-chemo treatments can reduce platelet counts by a direct toxic effect. Usually this recovers prior to the next treatment. 2-liver disease from metastases can lead to low platelets. 3-i suppose malnutrition itself could cause low platelets.

In brief: Treatments?

Cancer patients can have low platelets for a few reasons (i think this is what you're asking).
1-chemo treatments can reduce platelet counts by a direct toxic effect. Usually this recovers prior to the next treatment. 2-liver disease from metastases can lead to low platelets. 3-i suppose malnutrition itself could cause low platelets.
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