My husband is on chemotherapy (FEC) for breast cancer 1st stage. He developed moderate neutropenia ...?

12 days after the 1st cycle of chemo.he is only 48 and quite healthy so it surprised his doctor. Is this common? His modified radical mastectomy took a long time to heal-quite a few nodes were removed but were all negative.He is now taking Filgrastim after the 2nd cycle as a precaution . Can this early... show more 12 days after the 1st cycle of chemo.he is only 48 and quite healthy so it surprised his doctor. Is this common? His modified radical mastectomy took a long time to heal-quite a few nodes were removed but were all negative.He is now taking Filgrastim after the 2nd cycle as a precaution
. Can this early neutropenia be an indication that his dose is too heavy and would he be a candidate for leukemia with this continuous onslaught on his immune system over the next 5 cycles? he is losing weight - he started at 69 kgs in April and is now 64.5 kgs(mid-July). Would the quantity of his dose change if he kept dropping weight? What percentage of benefits would we get from a 6 cycle regimen as compared to a 4 cycle one. He was much weaker and took more time to recover after the 2nd chemo as comapred to the first cycle.Would prefer oncologists to answer
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