← Return to Use of Neupogen (or similar) prior to minor surgery

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@rrivory

I have discussed this with my hematologist/oncologist. The problem is that I'm concerned about his comment that it "shouldn't" cause my MDS to progress. To me that means it still could. So I was reaching out to see if anyone else had done this to find out what their experience was. I'm walking a fine line between potentially progressing my MDS for a currently elective surgery and taking a chance that the surgery will become necessary at a time when it's even more dangerous to have.

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I can sure appreciate your concern in trying to make this decision. It’d be great if our bodies all worked the same and came with an instruction manual, wouldn’t it? I’m going through a similar situation right now as I’m tapering off a medication. We just don’t know what’s going to happen so it’s like you, that fine line… Always a step into the unknown.

What does your gut say about this? Would it be better to just have the surgery now, while you’re stronger and healthier?
Have you taken either Neupogen or Neulasta before?

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