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Lower Than Expected Stem Cell Harvest Post Neupogen Injections
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Hello everyone
My husband got CDE chemo on October 21 and started Neupogen shots on October 26. His stem cell harvesting was started on November 01. He has NOT been given a catheter. His collection is being done using peripheral veins. The aim was to collect 12 million cells in 4 collections, but he has yielded only 6.5 million cells in the first three days of collection. We are not expecting a miraculous harvest today
He has been told to come for harvesting on day 5 (November 07) also. The… read more

posted November 4, 2022 (edited)
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A MyMyelomaTeam Member

FYI , have Gas x and nausea meds on hand if they use Mobizil😉

posted November 4, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

Hey NK, you shoukd ask the doctor, but I don't think it's anything to worry about moving forward. It sounds like he will have enough for 1 transplant. Which hopefully is all he will need anyway. I was given high dose Cytoxan to help with mobilization. I still don't know how that works. I was also given Mozibil to help. I got enough for two transplants in two days. I hope he gets enough today. Harvesting was rough. I was so glad to have that over. It is worth it though. Love Donna. Why did he get CDE induction? Just curious

posted November 4, 2022 (edited)
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

@A MyMyelomaTeam Member (Updated) I collected 10 million cells in a little over two hours. That was it for me. They used 1/3 of them for my transplant, and froze the rest.

posted November 6, 2022 (edited)
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

@A MyMyelomaTeam Member No, I haven't. Just the one SCT in February of 2021. Just came out of remission and on new meds in the last month. My transplant only lasted 18 mo. I have IgA kappa with markers of 1q and t(4;14). Harder to keep in check. We relapse often.

posted November 7, 2022 (edited)
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

@A MyMyelomaTeam Member, did you get a CAR-T done?

posted November 7, 2022

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