I,m being treated for low platelets and white cell counts.(pla is 21 and white is 1.2. red is normal) He wants to go to Vidaza injections(1 a day for 7 days, wait 28 days and do again for 3 to 6 cycles).I Hava had a bone marrow biopsy, a cat scan of liver and spleen. Is this a good idea?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 65
B-12 injections 1 time a week followed by 1 time a month. I'm at the start of 1 a month now. No improvment on shown on B-12. i'M ALSO GETTING BLOOD TESTS EVERY 2 WEEKS (CBC with diff)
Hello, What is your hematologist's diagnosis? What did bone marrow biopsy and CT scans reveal?
Hemo. Diag., MDS Myelodysplastic syndrome unspecified. Bone marrow biopsyrevealed no leukemia. I don't have the total results of the marrow test. I was told at this time I'm at the low risk factor. The CT scan showed normal liver and spleen.
The Vidaza injection is Azacitidine that I questioned.
Thank you for the information. I know what Vidaza is. I would recommend your getting a second opinion in-person from another oncologist as well. From what you post, I would NOT recommend a person start Vidaza ; but the critical factor is that I cannot see your bone marrow slides for review.
Board-Certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology