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Posted on: Mar 24, 2018 03:57PM - edited Mar 24, 2018 06:43PM by cjafarm

cjafarm wrote:

I had my annual appointment with my oncologist last week. Blood work was good with one exception. My platelets from previous tests were 344. This test was 50. He had the lab rerun the test then had new blood drawn. Neither test showed any change

He sent my blood to pathology fora smear. I will hear those results next week

I just completed my second year of Tamoxifen. Could it be causing the low platelets?

He didn't think so and talked about doing a bone marrow biopsy Much rather go off Tamoxifen than have the biopsy

Any thoughts or have others had this experience?

Dx 10/6/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 24, 2018 04:09PM moth wrote:

There is at least one case reported in literature https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10521073

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast

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