Why am I neutropenic while other blood counts are normal?

Hello l was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015 and treatment included a right hemicolectomy and chemotherapy for 6 months (carbonating and elodea). Unfortunately on the 2nd June l have been diagnosed with an Unknown primary tumour. I have had CT guided biopsies of nodes at the para aortic arch and USB, CT and PET which all are negative. L have recently commenced Carboplatin and gemsitabin and have become so neutropenic on the first cycle. My remaining bloods are normal except C19.9 (785). I would appreciate your input especially to wondering why l remain neutropenic and the other counts are within normL limits. The neutrophils decreased from 1.2 to 0.6. Many thanks for your input

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Dr.Honey
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Hi..
Neutropenia is a side effect of chemotherapy drugs and is relatively common but still not seen in all patients..
So you are having side effects of chemotherapy drugs..
Soy suggestion is to discuss with your Oncologist so that he can advise you drugs with less severe side effects..

Hope this helps..

Regards..

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