Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
What is her diagnosis? What is the name of chemo medications? What is the name of the shot?
I see. The pain is a side effect of Nupregen. Chemo suppresses bone marrow resulting in decrease of white blood cells. Nupregen stimulates bone marrow and makes it produce white blood cells. If her doctor stops using nupregen, the pain will be gone. Her doctor decreased the chemo so that her marrow would not be suppressed a lot.
Yes, it would work less.
Her doctor will monitor the response of the cancer. If the response is not enough, s/he may add the chemo cycles.