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Dr. Eduardo Antonio Garcia, MD

Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Eduardo Garcia is a hematologist oncologist practicing in Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Garcia specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases such as anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma. Hematologist Oncologists are also trained in the study of cancer and its attack on other organs.
50 years Experience
Dr. Eduardo Antonio Garcia, MD
  • Lake Worth, FL
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Why are my platelets dropping after chemotherapy?

Blood cancer (leukemia) can compromise normal bone marrow function by displacement of platelet-producing progenitor cells from the bone marrow. However, chemotherapy itself can READ MORE
Blood cancer (leukemia) can compromise normal bone marrow function by displacement of platelet-producing progenitor cells from the bone marrow.
However, chemotherapy itself can also be toxic to platelet-producing progenitor cells and cause a drop in the platelet count.
It is highly likely that both the leukemia and its treatment are contributing to the low platelet count.
However, as the leukemia responds to the treatment and the body recovers from the side effects of the treatment, the low platelet count should begin to improve.