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Can Neulasta Be Given Within 24 Hours Of Chemotherapy?

Hello, I am a cancer patient who receives chemotherapy once every two weeks. I also receive a Neulasta injection the very next day after chemotherapy. I read here that Neulasta should NOT be given within 24 hours after receiving chemotherapy. Is my doctor incorrect for giving me the injection less than 24 hours after receiving chemotherapy?
Mon, 3 Feb 2014
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If the treating medical oncologist thinks that the chemotherapy will decrease blood counts , most often the doctor prescribes the injection which will increase the blood count. I have seen most of the medical oncologists prescribe in the same way. As a patient you have the right to ask your doctor about your doubts and the doctor should clear your queries. All the best
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Can Neulasta Be Given Within 24 Hours Of Chemotherapy?

If the treating medical oncologist thinks that the chemotherapy will decrease blood counts , most often the doctor prescribes the injection which will increase the blood count. I have seen most of the medical oncologists prescribe in the same way. As a patient you have the right to ask your doctor about your doubts and the doctor should clear your queries. All the best