Hi, my name is Carol, this is my first post. I was diagnosed in May, 2010. I haven't had any treatment yet, besides doing my best to keep myself nutritionally healthy and my outlook positive. My numbers are a bit off though, WBC ranges from 168 - 190, my hemoglobin is always low, today it is at 7.4 and my platelets range at 15. I know I am due for another transfusion. I have been getting packed red blood cell transfusions now on a monthly basis, to bring my hemoglobin to a higher level, also had 2 platelet transfusions, which really never make that much of a difference, as my platelets only go up a few points. Other than feeling tired, because of the anemia, I feel well, have a good quality of life. I'd like to know if I started the Treanda Rituxin treatment as suggested by my oncologist, how would this further affect my hemoglobin count along with the platelets. I really don't want to suffer adverse effects due to my already low hgb & platelet count. Has anyone experienced this?
when to begin treatment: Hi, my name is... - CLL Support Assoc...
CLL Support Association
12,956 members • 20,128 posts