Does Chemo (paclitaxel) cause Thrombocytosis

Posted by bsarvani @bsarvani, Mar 5 10:31am

Hi, this is for my mother. She was diagonized with Stage 3 Breast cancer in Jan 2021. Her initial blood report showed mild Thrombocytosis (426 platelet count). After 4 chemo sessions, the platelet counts have increased to 530 now. I am afraid why it is increasing so much. Is it due to cancer spreading into other organs, or is it secondary Thrombocytosis. Has anyone faced this kind of situation. Please guide me!! thanks..

My platelet went up after breast cancer surgery and again during chemo. It took months after treatment for them to be back in normal range. It is important to talk to your oncologist about any concern with blood tests. Also, changes in blood lab results need to be looked at in combination with other blood work. .

I wish your mom the best.

Laurie

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@roch

My platelet went up after breast cancer surgery and again during chemo. It took months after treatment for them to be back in normal range. It is important to talk to your oncologist about any concern with blood tests. Also, changes in blood lab results need to be looked at in combination with other blood work. .

I wish your mom the best.

Laurie

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Thanks a lot Laurie. Thats a relief.. I will definitely talk to the oncologist about it.

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