Low Platelets – No Chemo

Once again my platelets are too low for chemo. Has anyone had chemo dragged out to once a month due to platelets? I’m terrified that this once a month chemo is not enough to fight the cancer. I have tried vitamins, juicing, everything and nothing is helping. My onc says he is avoiding giving me a platelet transfusion because once I start I will have to continue. He said its best to keep trying each week to see if platelets increase.

I read your post with interest, as my son has had his chemo delayed due to a low platelet count. After some testing, he’s also taking prednisone to bring up the count enough to do the chemo.