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3 Months Post-Chemo and Counting by jonhoward1 Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 7:56pm It's hard to believe 3 months have passed since I underwent chemotherapy. I had my last blood tests on July 22nd, and the results were mixed. T he good news is that about 99% of the malignant cells in my peripheral blood have been knocked down, and blood count-wise things are not getting worse (although I do have some questions about my T-cel ... Read on »
UKALL 2003 - Delayed Intensifcation 1 and Drugs by Angus Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:35am This is the fourth phase of treatment and lasts 8 weeks (if all goes well – although as I indicated yesterday, Kezia has had a delay of a week). The phase won't start until your child's neutrophil count (ANC) is >0.75(x 10 9 /L).. The phase is divided into two parts: reinduction and then reconsolidation. In theory, there is a week's interval ... Read on »
Essential Minerals for HIV+ People by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 12:00am From the book " Minerals 1.        Calcium - 300 mg or more three times per day. Take for strong bones, nerve health, and muscle growth itself. Calcium and magnesium are nutrients that Dr. Jon Kaiser recommends to prevent and treat neuropathy. Optimal calcium intake improves insulin sensitivity, [i] so calcium is ... Read on »
Velcade by Teresa K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:36pm Velcade (bortezomib) is a drug that was recently approved for myeloma. It has about a 30% response rate. When thalidomide quit working in early 2005, Richard was started on Velcade. Velcade is given IV. Side effects include neuropathy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. After his first dose, the developed a ver ... Read on »
Prayers by Lisa Posted Fri 24 Sep 2010 7:55pm We could use some prayers right now. Lots going on seemingly all at once. The puppy is absolutely wonderful! He is doing so well! But he is a puppy and does require home time and letting out time and cleaning up poop time. :) He's great though! Braeden's rages have continued. One bad day last week at church and a really reall ... Read on »
Labs by Shawndra T. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:56am Well I got my labwork back for the week. My white blood cell count and neutrophil counts are low which means I am vulnerable to illness/infection. I am on precautions, I have to wash my hands more, stay away from crowds, sick people, lots of children, no fresh fruit, etc. Hopefully that will come back up soon. This is pretty normal with chemo, so ... Read on »
Why you need to look at absolute numbers (not just percentages) of white cells by pathologystudent Posted Mon 20 May 2013 11:25am Q. I need help with this question from Robbins: 15 year old boy with fever of 10 days. Petechial hemorrhages on trunk and extremities. CBC shows Hg 13.2, Hct 38.9%, MCV, 93, plt ct 175,000 and WBC ct 1860 with 1% segs, 98% lymphs, and 1% monocytes. BM biopsy shows no abnormal cells. What’s the diagnosis? ... Read on »
Me Bum’s Sore by Paula K Posted Sun 22 Jan 2012 2:18pm Okay not so much now but Wednesday and Thursday if I sat down without thinking about it and pressed up against a cushion in the wrong manner it made B jump. Not so much the sound of me actually hitting the cushion more the yelp I emitted. How come I had a sore rear end? Well… Last Friday we went to the Blood Clinic and saw the Prof. My blood ... Read on »
Palliative care survival scale by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Sep 2011 12:00am Researchers recently developed a "survival scale" that predicts whether cancer patients in palliative care have days, weeks, or months to live. The tool predicts whether a patient has days, weeks or months to live. 25 Aug 2011 ... A cancer survival scale based on readily available clinical and laboratory variables reliably predic ... Read on »
Should I Be (More) Worried About My Body? …Yet? by patientanonymous Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Mar 2010 12:00am I’ve just come home, and am “conveniently” wearing Gastro Man’s scrubs as pyjamas.  Yes, my Gastroenterologist gave me some of his scrubs.  Yes, I am that close with all of my physicians.  I feel like crap, am ready for bed, so have also just taken my meds.  I am extremely exhausted.  Regardless, because of lateness (not even?) illness, and bei ... Read on »