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- August 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm
The drugs used to increase white blood cells are leukine, neupogen and neulasta. In melanoma patients leukine is the preferred drug because it may help fight the melanoma itself. The side effects of these drugs are usually mild (especially compared with chemotherapy). I'd be very surprised if you would require hospitalization because of the shots (hospitalization from the chemo itself is a possibility).
Good luck and God bless you.