Low White Blood Cell Counts and Infection Risk


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Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain: the different types of white blood cells and what they do in the body how chemotherapy and targeted therapy medicines lower white blood cell counts why low white blood cell counts raise the risk of infection how doctors monitor white blood cell counts symptoms of infection to watch out for steps you can take during chemotherapy to keep your risk of infection as low as it can be Running time: 12:19

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