it is possible that the meds he is taking are the cause, but it is clear that you need to doctors to explain this better. Simple questions are:
What does this do when we have these low counts?
Is this caused by these neds?
What is the best way to address this?
Should we be seeing another doctor to address this?
Are there things we can be doing at home that can help bring the counts to normal levels (Diet, Exercize, etc.)
If it worsens, what would we do next?
Obviously if the doctor took the time to tell you about
these low counts, he should also be telling you why it is a concern and what is the best way to address it if necessary.
Mine (RBC) was down slightly on one test, but normal on others. No action was taken.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page