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Old 08-24-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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Four months ago my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. It is in his liver, too. His cancer is caused by genetics.
CEA marker of 16. They started FOLFOX, but after four months, CEA marker jumped to 65 and all tumors grew significantly. Now they just put him on 5 FU. They did this because platelets and white cell count keep dropping despite meds. They think the testicular cancer treatment he had 15 years ago affected his bone marrow and that is why he is having trouble now.

Any caregivers or survivors/patients that have dealt with this kind of thing, having treatment from long ago affect bone marrow after all these years? Can bone marrow be permanently affected by chemo? Any ideas how to boost those platelets? Fear is platelets will continue to plummet and they won't be able to treat him...

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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Husband has been in hospital for three days. He had fever and chills. that is now under control, but his platelets have rapidly dropped from 75 to 47 in one week. later today if his platelets continue to fall at this rate or gets too low, they will infuse blood. They are stopping all chemotherapy until this is resolved. They may do a biopsy of his bone marrow, too. I am praying for healing in this so he can continue treatment.

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:32 AM   #3
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Sending supportive thoughts your way and crossing my fingers, too. Hugs

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