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Re: question on injection to boost white blood cells with …

Forums General Melanoma Community question on injection to boost white blood cells with chemotherapy? Re: question on injection to boost white blood cells with …

    King
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      Janet,

       

      The medication is probably Leukine.  I injected Leukine 14 days in a row and then 14 days off for 13 cycles in a Phase II trial.  I did experience some long bone pain and hives at the injection site.  These side effects were quite easy to manage and did not happen every time.  I can't recall anyone having to be hospitalized to manage the pain caused by the injection.  However, you mention that you might need it to treat a low white count as a result of chemotherapy so maybe other side effects of the chemo might necessitate a hospitalization…just guessing here.

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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