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Unless your blood cell counts are very low, you probably won't experience any signs or symptoms and you won't be able to tell that your blood cell counts are down. That's why your doctor may order frequent blood tests to follow your blood cell counts.
Ask your doctor whether your cancer treatment is likely to cause low blood cell counts and what signs and symptoms you should be looking for. If you notice any signs or symptoms of low blood cell counts, tell your doctor right away.
If you have low blood cell counts, your treatment will depend on which counts are low and what's causing the low numbers. Common treatments include:
The type of treatment you receive will depend on your cancer treatment and your physical condition.
Take steps to keep your body healthy when you have low blood cell counts. For example:
Talk to your health care team about other ways you can cope with low blood cell counts.
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