Receiving chemo despite low ANC ? - experiences urgently needed
7.5 yrs since MBC diag. Very widespread bone mets & numerous (small) liver.
Recently on Abema, worked well for 1yr, but stopped working.
ANC (neutro count) is still low here 2.5 weeks since stopping (0.8)
I need to receive IV chemo, but my neutros in general seem to struggle.
Thus I am seeking experiences about receing IV Chemo despite low ANC - with the help of Neulasta/Neupogen
I am in a country where there is massive reluctance to use Neulasta in the metastatic setting...!
- Have you been started on IV chemo despite low ANC prior to start?
- How low does your onc allow ANC/neutros to go and still receive chemo (with Neulasta)?
I am urgently seeking as many experiences as possible, detailing stories of having low WBC (neutros) prior to chemo as well as during chemo, YET receiving chemo, with help from Neulasta.
I am NOT terminal but I meet doctors who refuse IV chemo at these numbers and who refuse to use stimulating meds, in case my "marrow is tired".
My impression is MANY, many ladies are in active IV chemo with neutros like mine (0.7-0.8), with help from Neulasta.
Please, please help....