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chemotherapy to cure hairy cell leukemia..blood..platelets..hemoglobin

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18 months ago i started the first of two sessons of chemotherapy to cure hairy cell leukemia. 11-7-11 i had the second blood transfusion. now my platelets is 27, white count is2.2 red count is 2.75 hemoglobin is9 and hematoctite is 27. how will removing the spleen correct the peoblem of low blood counts?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
In reality taking the spleen out can but this disease into significant remission.
It can also raise platelet counts.

This would be the 2 main reasons to take out the spleen.
good luck

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