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    Posted: Apr 03 2018 at 3:35pm
I got to the center for my third Taxol today. My platelets are 50, my HCT 24, and WBC 0.8. My doc says no treatment. I'm pretty upset because I want to have the best outcome possible. Anyone else delay a treatment? I've already had 4 dose dense AC. This was to be my third Taxol, and getting Carboplatin every third week. I had it with my first Taxol. Thank you in advance!
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I asked to skip a week of taxol for my son's graduation party and doc said no problem they would just add it on at the end.
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Lisa, thanks so much for your reply. Did you have your chemo before surgery or after?
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I had chemo first and then lumpectomy and radiation. In have to say I did not get a 2nd opinion because I go to a big hospital and although I am brca negative i am now regretting not opting for double masectomy. Every lump bump and pain i freak out something is wrong. I completed treatment 2 months ago. I did have a complete response but wonder if another onc would have put me on something to keep the cancer away..
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Hi MommaT,
My treatment was the opposite of yours. Taxol and Carboplatin, then mastectomy and I will start dose dense AC in 2 weeks. When I went for the 5th Taxol, my white count was too low so they just had me skip a week. My oncologist advised that it was not uncommon for the count to dip and that my body just needed a little time to recoup.

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I am on Taxol and Carbo every third week.  I get weekly blood draws on Tuesday and my Chemo is on Friday.  If my WBC count is too low, I get Granix injections for three days and then I am set for chemo on Friday.  This way I don't have to skip.
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Hmmm. I am now wondering why I seem to be the only one who wasn't given carbo?
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Thank you I may mention this to my onc!
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Lisa, I asked my onc for it where I was originally treated and she said she thought it might be overkill. My new onc was willing to add it in. Just hope I can get my counts up and get it all. So glad you got a pCR! That's incredible!
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Thanks, Beth. That makes me feel better.
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MamaT. I was diagnosed in October I went through AC times 4. My response w great could actually feel how much my tumor shrunk.   I started Taxsol in Jan and made it through 2 doses and then my liver functions tripled and I went into SVTs so my treatment was cancelled. I was then put on Taxorene about 3 weeks later which allowed my lump to get bigger in that time for some reason. we did two doses of that and Last week I had my double mastectomy. I was very disappointed I couldn’t finish my chemo portion and will have to take a chemo pill for 6 months because I could finish my chemo.   You have already got great responses just thought I would add my thought too.   Take care.
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