Why chemotherapy, radiation, and some cancers lower platelet counts, and how a low platelet count might affect treatment.
During breast cancer treatment, be alert for the dangers of uncontrolled bleeding caused by a low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia).
Low platelets or thrombocytopenia is a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation. Learn how to effectively manage low platelet treatment.
More About Low Platelets
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- What could be causing a low white-blood, red-blood, and low-platelet counts in a former cancer patient?
- How can I prevent frequent nose bleeds brought on by low blood platelets?
- How can we prevent bruising due to low platelets?
- Why won't the doctor order a blood transfusion to boost low platelets?
- Can my mom continue to get transfusions 4 to 5 times a week to help with low platelets? Her platelets are between 4 and 5,000.
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- What medications can cause low platelets
- Can platelet counts be increased while on chemo without a transfusion?
- Can having low platelets cause pain and agitation?