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Low white blood cells after chemo.

Low white blood cells after chemo.

Posted by hansid on Sep 26, 2018 1:48 pm

My son has Hodgkin Lymphoma, and he just finished his fourth chemo treatments, his whit blood cells was low, and the doctor prescribed him 5 neupogeon injections, his white blood cells increased a little but still low .  is there any suggestion for him.

Re: Low white blood cells after chemo.

Posted by ashcon on Sep 27, 2018 8:38 am

Hi hansid‍,

Glad you found us here, and am sorry to hear of what your son is going through. 
Reduced WBC is a factor and risk we all have managed at some point during our chemo treatments.  It sounds like your doctor has taken the right steps to help him! 
Here's a link to more info on the topic, including some common-sense tips about how to avoid infection while the WBC is low. 


If in doubt or fear of any other symptoms your son is showing, don't hesitate to call the doctor or go to Emerg.

How many more treatments is your son receiving? 
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