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How to improve WBC count following chemotherapy?


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Published At June 19, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 23-year-old male. I am suffering from acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and I am going to finish my last chemotherapy. My WBC count has reduced due to the discontinuation of GCSF. After the completion of the chemotherapy session, how to recover WBC count? Please suggest me.

Answered by Dr. Prakash. H. M.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  1. GCSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is given for immediate recovery followed by chemotherapy as chemotherapy causes excessive suppression of the bone marrow.
  2. The body has its own mechanism to produce GCSF and it will take usually a few weeks to start producing and recovering.
  3. Once the last phase is completed, recovery will slowly occur.
  4. You need to maintain a good nutritional diet like protein-rich along with vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements.
  5. Try to maintain WBC counts above 4000 and give a few weeks' time for recovery.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Prakash. H. M.
Dr. Prakash. H. M.


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