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Cancer and Stroke

Gynecologic Cancers | Last Active: Apr 9 1:33pm | Replies (9)

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@colleenyoung

That was surely not the Thanksgiving you were planning. I'm glad you got yourself to emergency and were promptly investigated. Perhaps @trixie1313 and @martijwis may have some experience to share about the connection between cancer, treatments and stroke.

@stparker54, did you tell the emergency doctor about the issue you've been having with low platelets? Medications like anti-platelet drugs or anticoagulents (blood thinners) are often used to decrease the likelihood of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack. (Read more here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-ischemic-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355684) Were you prescribed any medication for the TIA? Have you spoken with your oncologist since this happened?

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Colleen: doctors put me on a low dose aspirin. I told the doctors how aspirin would decrease platelet count. They looked at me and asked: what would you rather have low platelets or a second stroke? No much of a choice. Hospital doctor's contacted my oncologist, but I don't know what he said. I hope this doesn't compromise my chemo.

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