my lovely mum is currently having weekly chemo for primary peritoneal cancer, but she keeps having to miss treatments due to a low platelet count. She has now missed two sessions in a row on two occasions and is getting very frustrated. She was on taxol and carboplatin at first, though she has been switched to cisplatin because it apparently affects platelets less.
I was wondering if anyone had had a similar experience and if there is any advice out there on how to mitigate the effects of chemo on platelet count, how to deal with the psychological effects of such a setback, and reassurance that this won't make too much of an impact on the efficacy of the treatment.
thanks in advance,