My family member is receiving Adriamycin/Cytoxin for breast CA. On Neulasta for low WBCs but she is also very anemic. I asked doc about Epogen and he said they don't give both because they do "the same thing". I am not an oncology nurse so I was hesitant to question further.
My understanding is one increases WBCs and the other RBCs, so why not give both? Anyone out there that can give me a clue as to what is the right thing to do?
Hgb=8 right now and she is very uncomfortable.