All Topics → Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During and After → Topic: Baseline blood work
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012 08:47 PM
I'm curious as to whether or not your respective oncologists did any baseline blood work before any treatments--hormonal or otherwise. Nothing complicated, a simple CBC.
I asked about this and it was dismissed (though I have not yet dropped the subject) and won't take a damned thing until I get a sufficient answer.
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Aug 13, 2012 09:37 PM christina0001 wrote:
I started with chemo and you had better believe they do bloodwork before they give you chemo.
I just filled my first rx of tamoxifen and they did not do any bloodwork though.
Aug 14, 2012 07:35 PM bevin wrote:
Hi, My Onco did basline , estrogen, CEA, Ca 27-29 and panel of blood work up, including liver panel and cbc. very thorough and I get them every visit.
Aug 17, 2012 07:16 PM Scorchy wrote:
Thanks, everyone. I did meet with my oncologist for a good discussion and blood work was drawn (estrogen, CBC, liver enzymes). Just took my second dose.
And so the journey begins . . .
Aug 18, 2012 04:33 PM Alicethecat wrote:
I had a full blood count before every chemo session. Liked it very much - covered sodium and potassium levels as well as Alkaline Phosphatase and AST/ALT levels re the liver.
Helped me to keep on top of what was happing to me.
Aug 21, 2012 11:28 AM Persephone wrote:
I had baseline blood work before I started radiation. I just had a bone density test (osteopena). I see my onco on Thursday and will be starting Hormonal Therapy. I have lots of questions about the different meds. What in these meds causes weight gain. Do they just make you hungry? I need to know what the connection is.