Tanoland, They will check her blood levels prior to each chemo. They will monitor her white bloods, red blood cells, plateletes. They will check all her metabolic levels. Has she had any blood work that says she is anemic? The bottom line is they will not press on with chemo if there is any chemistry to low that would put her in danger. I have had below normal counts many times but from an oncology standpoint they will still press on unless there is something so low it would further compromise her health. What you may feel is anemic and what they see on the lab reports are to different things. That's why I repeat and say they will do weekly labs to monitor and can only tell you on a weekly basis wheter or not you levels are safe for chemo treatment. I know you are very concern about her getting started and I can understand anxiousness. If she was prescribed iron tablets then she needs to be taking them. You need to say Sis, light he candle of hope! and get mad and fight. Miracles do exsist. We have seen them happen right here on this site. Anemia is normally caused by low red blood cells. I have had low red blood cells and still have had chemo but they determined it was still safe. Sorry, wish I could explain or give you a better clear cut picture but in dealing with cc nothing is clear cut but so individual.
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