Friday, May 13, 2011

Back for a Neulasta white cell booster shot!

Chemotherapy works by killing fast-growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, chemo can’t tell the difference between cancer cells and fast-growing healthy cells, including red and white blood cells. As a result, one of the most serious potential side effects of some types of chemotherapy is a low white blood cell count.
Today Beth had an injection of Neulasta a white blood cell booster to help support her natural defenses and help reduce the risk of infection in patients with some tumors receiving strong chemotherapy like she is.

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