I had to stop chemo (Gemcitabine + Carboplatin) 6 weeks ago due to low platelets (about 30). My platelets recovered in a few weeks to about 60 and are now stuck at that level (without chemo). But history is that they dive whenever I have chemo. I realise that everyone gets this effect but mine seems particularly severe and oncologist therefore wants to try alternative chemo (Capecitabine alone) which he says should have less impact on platelets.
My bone marrow has been checked and it is ok - making the cells which make the platelets - and oncolgist says that some cancers "gobble up" platelets.
Has anyone else had such an experience ?