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Liver transplant, history of anal cancer. How many chemo treatments can the body survive?

Liver transplant patient ( out 6 Years). In 2111 had anal canal cancer. Radiation , Chemo . Successful, but meanwhile a cell escaped to new liver. Half consumed ( squammous cell ) Back in Chemo toshrink , if possible. First treatment, low platelets requiring two units. Red cell to 6 , 2 units. I wish someone would give me at least some kind of prognosis since he has 5 more chemo treatments scheduled, and I know this happens every time. How many times can the human body take these counts, withour death?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Hi there, The benefit versus toxicity of chemotherapy is always a debatable and difficult situation and naturally brings anxiety to care givers and physicians alike. If we were to not give chemo then disease will progress relentlessly and he would be suffering from disease progression. Chemotherapy may cause low red cells and low platelets but thankfully we have medical measures for them and can support the body Also according to side effects, oncologists would adjust the dose. No one can tell how much chemo human body can take as many times patients are given third line or fourth line chemo, it really depends on the bone marrow reserve and the general condition of the patient. Have a clear discussion witn your oncologist and be realistic. Regards
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