What could cause a 60% drop in PLT suddenly? For the last 9 months my PLT looked to be recovering. They hit a high a bit above 100,000.
I have been on a TKI for almost 6 years and have always had pancytopenia and esp. issues with low PLT, but the PLT looked to be recovering. What could cause this downfall? Has anyone experienced this after "long-term" TKI use?
Ironically, my recent CBC was normal for everything except PLT.
The hem/onc seems to think it is not the CML (she is not a CML specialist). But could it be? We are waiting on the PCR. She thinks worse case is that my body is developing antibodies against my PLT. Could this be due to the dasatinib?
Any ideas? I am going back again next month for another CBC. I have a check up tomorrow and am sure they will do bloods. We shall see how the blood looks... Not looking forward to explaining after the shock that my new PCP will have over my counts. Ugh! This all gets so old. I am getting so tired of waiting for a cure and trying everything in my power to stay healthy.
Has anyone had this and has it been nothing?