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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/21/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   

I am now 3 months post radiation and I went to my family doctor for my yearly blood work up for cholesterol etc.  I received a call from my doctor staying my white cell out is very low and to stay out of crowed environments and not to get a flu shot.  I will be seeing my oncologist in December and will review these results with him.  My question is has anyone else had a low white cell count 3 months after radiation and is this normal? After doing some reading on the internet I found that a lot of radiation oncologists monitor your white cell out during the radiation treatment.  Mine was not monitored and am interested if anyone else had theirs monitored. I guess this is why I have been feeling tired, thought it was still the effects of the treatment. 

 

Thanks  Bob


Age 59 at diagnosis
PSA 1.7  Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B
1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear, some prostrate cells found on bladder neck.
Post op Gleason 7  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14  (11 Months)
12-07 Nodule felt,  biopsy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08  Nodule size increased.
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-15-08 Bone scan clean, nodule size increased. Biopsy scheduled for 5-22-08
5-30-08 Biopsy came back cancerous. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.
6-19-08 Starting Radiation, treatment facility two hours from home.
8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy, still tired and some bowel issues.  ED no problem at this point but doctor warned me this could change. Waiting for zero's. Next psa test 9-15-08
9-23-08  1 month post radiation psa from .32 to .14.
11-12-08 Post follow up with oncologist.
Next psa in 60 days hoping for all zero's


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 11/21/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
My white cell count was and is ok.

Regards,

Bill
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 


Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 11/24/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Bill, I had not seen any posts where anyone has had low white cell count after radiation.  I will be talking to my doctor about it on December 3rd.

 

Bob


Age 59 at diagnosis
PSA 1.7  Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B
1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear, some prostrate cells found on bladder neck.
Post op Gleason 7  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14  (11 Months)
12-07 Nodule felt,  biopsy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08  Nodule size increased.
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-15-08 Bone scan clean, nodule size increased. Biopsy scheduled for 5-22-08
5-30-08 Biopsy came back cancerous. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.
6-19-08 Starting Radiation, treatment facility two hours from home.
8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy, still tired and some bowel issues.  ED no problem at this point but doctor warned me this could change. Waiting for zero's. Next psa test 9-15-08
9-23-08  1 month post radiation psa from .32 to .14.
11-12-08 Post follow up with oncologist.
Next psa in 60 days hoping for all zero's


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 11/26/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob

During my salvage radiation they didn't do any blood work to monitor along the way and I just had a follow up in October and everything was ok. I have been out quite a bit lately and not able to follow a long as well but here's hoping your next test is a good one and less then .1

Norskie
norskie
Current age 50, Age at Dx-48 PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .422 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Radiation Complete June 4, 2008 36 treatments
August 5, 2008 PSA .09 or < .1 again
October 9, 2008 PSA <.06 or as low as my clinic can read.
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

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