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.
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
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