Platelet Count Low: Chemo Delayed

Posted by stparker54 @stparker54, Aug 10, 2020

Has anyone ever had their chemo treatment delayed because of a low platelet count? I was supposed to have my chemo treatment today (8/10/20), but doctor postponed it for two weeks because my platelets were dangerously low after just one chemo course three weeks ago. Meanwhile, my cancer — clear cell endometrium cancer, a rare, aggressive form — goes untreated.

Pamela: thank you for your help. I picked up some papaya today stparker54

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U r very welcome; but also try other leafy veggies; i love all types; if u r acquainted with Kale, Boy Choy, Dandelion, try those; I also take a vitamin K supplement

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I was able to have my chemo yesterday (8/24/20), so thank you to everyone who suggested what foods to eat — papaya, all types of greens, liver and Cheerios — to raise my count. My white blood cell count is still a little low, so any suggestions on how to raise that will be welcomed stparker54

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A chemo technician just called me to change my next chemo treatment to Sept. 16 from Sept. 14 to accommodate a new patient. I agreed to do it, albeit reluctantly. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned the foods that I was eating — liver, green vegetables, fruit, papaya and Cheerios — to boost my platelet count. She told me that none of these foods — in fact no type of food — would help with my platelets. The only thing that helps is allowing for three weeks of recovery (or more) between the chemo treatments. I was shocked. Here I am eating all these kinds of food (some of which I don’t even like) for nothing. What do you think of what she said? stparker54

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@stparker54, eating a balanced diet is always helpful and can promote healing. Your body needs all the vitamins and nutrients it can get to heal itself during and after your treatment. Your blood cells, including platelets, get damaged by chemo and making healthy life style choices encourages healthy cells to repair themselves.

I think the chemo technician may have meant that there is no one food that can quickly reboost your platelet level quickly to normal levels. This article offers some guidance on how you can help their recovery.
– How can I increase my platelet count naturally? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322937

But time is required. That is why chemo treatments are spaced out to give the body time to heal. Make sense?

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A chemo technician just called me to change my next chemo treatment to Sept. 16 from Sept. 14 to accommodate a new patient. I agreed to do it, albeit reluctantly. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned the foods that I was eating — liver, green vegetables, fruit, papaya and Cheerios — to boost my platelet count. She told me that none of these foods — in fact no type of food — would help with my platelets. The only thing that helps is allowing for three weeks of recovery (or more) between the chemo treatments. I was shocked. Here I am eating all these kinds of food (some of which I don’t even like) for nothing. What do you think of what she said? stparker54

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Chemo delayed again!
I went to have my chemo today, and again it was postponed because of low platelets despite the fact that I have been eating healthy foods. My oncologist wants me to come back next Wednesday (9/23/20). After that, I will have my chemo every four weeks, rather than the traditional every three weeks.

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A chemo technician just called me to change my next chemo treatment to Sept. 16 from Sept. 14 to accommodate a new patient. I agreed to do it, albeit reluctantly. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned the foods that I was eating — liver, green vegetables, fruit, papaya and Cheerios — to boost my platelet count. She told me that none of these foods — in fact no type of food — would help with my platelets. The only thing that helps is allowing for three weeks of recovery (or more) between the chemo treatments. I was shocked. Here I am eating all these kinds of food (some of which I don’t even like) for nothing. What do you think of what she said? stparker54

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@stparker54

A chemo technician just called me to change my next chemo treatment to Sept. 16 from Sept. 14 to accommodate a new patient. I agreed to do it, albeit reluctantly. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned the foods that I was eating — liver, green vegetables, fruit, papaya and Cheerios — to boost my platelet count. She told me that none of these foods — in fact no type of food — would help with my platelets. The only thing that helps is allowing for three weeks of recovery (or more) between the chemo treatments. I was shocked. Here I am eating all these kinds of food (some of which I don’t even like) for nothing. What do you think of what she said? stparker54

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@stparker54, I moved your latest messages about platelets delaying chemo into one discussion thread so you can continue to connect with @pbprice @starko and others.

I know this must be very discouraging. Please don't see this as a failure. Your oncologist is adjusting the chemo schedule to be right for you. I'll have my fingers crossed for 9/23.

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Our Platelet count was low, we tried drinking grinded-boiled papaya leaves twice a day. It helped a lot #Ayurvedic

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Bibhu: where can I get papaya leaves? I have trouble with my platelet count. stparker54

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Bibhu: where can I get papaya leaves? I have trouble with my platelet count. stparker54

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Papaya leaves , directly you can get from papaya plants it's free and clean it before grinding. And if you don't see any papaya leaves, ask local vendors who are selling papaya to provide papaya leaves, it should be very cheap. And if you cant find it then you can get this Patanjali" Giloy Juice.

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Papaya leaves , directly you can get from papaya plants it's free and clean it before grinding. And if you don't see any papaya leaves, ask local vendors who are selling papaya to provide papaya leaves, it should be very cheap. And if you cant find it then you can get this Patanjali" Giloy Juice.

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Bibhu: I got papaya leaf liquid extract yesterday (Oct.15), and started taking it right away. How long does it take to turn around your platelet count?

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The papaya leaf extract did not work for me. I was unable to have my chemo on Wednesday (Oct 21) because of low platelets.

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