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low platelet counts was posted 01/16/2018 06:11 pm by John
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I talked with my chemo staff while I was getting chemo today.

She said that virtually everyone has chemo postponed at least once due to local platelets.

Before chemo, my platelets were within the normal range, but low.

My medical staff and the literature turns up no injections that increase platelet counts.

HOWEVER, what I believe is in what are peer-reviewed journals (I need to do more research on this) are articles that show that for people with dengue fever, there is a food that has been shown to increase platelet counts. Unfortunately, the mechanism is not yet known --is it due to attacking part of the dengue fever and thus the platelets, is it stimulating platelet production, or is something entirely different happening?

My staff has recommended against me trying this -- the concern is that the antioxidants in the food might be detrimental to the effectiveness of the chemo drugs.

I would be interested in any peer reviewed research that people are aware on either of these topics (1) foods which might increase platelet count or (2) the effect of antioxidants on the effectiveness of cancer fighting drugs.

I would also be very interested in any correlations between platelet levels and any other blood measurements or any hormones or any antigens or any other biological markers. Again, data from peer reviewed journals are the best for this purpose.

My best to all,

John

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