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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. 

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/diagnosis-and-treatment/managing-side-effects/low-white-blood-cell-count/?region=on

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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