I had my first chemotherapy
treatment 13 days ago followed by a neulesta injection. I have searched the web for information on the possible side effect of an enlarged spleen attempting to find out how long after the actual injection that this might occur. Every site says "after" an injection. This is of no help. I feel some of the symptoms and am very concerned about taking this drug. Also I've read that it typically isn't given with the first chemo treatment. Since I did get the shot with my first treatment I now have no way of knowing which side effects are from the chemo and which from the neulesta. Has anyone out there only gotten this shot if their blood count is low or does everyone get it as a preventive like I am?
If your blood counts are low, they give you a Newlasta shot. I, actually had to give them to myself at home. Don't worry about your spleen - your doctor will monitor those counts. IThe shot is to bump up your cell production and if your doctor prescribes it, it's because you need it so you can continue with treatment. Not everyone gets them. Good luck.