Volume : 8
Issue : 3
Year : 2022
Page No : 98-103
Thrombocytopenia is one of the most frequent complications associated with cancer or its treatment. Since Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are commonly used for treatment of cancer, Unfortunately, these treatments frequently cause acute and/or long-term bone marrow injury that can adversely affect the quality of life and the course of treatment. There is a need to maintain a safe platelet count to allow effective treatment of the underlying malignancy, prevent bleeding complications and to minimize the use of platelet product transfusion.
Keywords: Thrombocytopenia, Low platelet count in malignancy, Radiation induced thrombocytopenia