I had Colorectal cancer resection four months ago. In December my blood work up was normal. Yesterday, I had another blood work up and my platelet level was 424. In the past it has always been in the low 200s. My document in regard to platelet count, says the normal range is 150 to 400. In addition to the platelet count being 424, some of the other percentages were marked as either a little higher than normal or a little lower than normal. From everything that I read, it should be concerning to have a higher platelet level after having colon cancer.
I don't know if this is a factor or not, but I did catch that really bad flu two weeks ago today and perhaps that is still stressing my body? I was wondering how high is considered high when it comes to platelet count? What kind of numbers do the doctors see when they start getting concerned? The other factor that concerns me in regard to this is I have never felt so fatigued. My exhaustion level is something I have never experienced before which also could be due to the fact that I had the flu and it has only been two weeks since I first got it. I did get on Tamiflu but I think I started it too late. The doctor just put me on anabiotic's due to my incision wound not healing so if there is some other underlying infection, perhaps the anabiotics will kill that as well. Any input as to platelet count levels would be much appreciated.
F 9/14/17 blood, 10/05/17 endoscopy/colonoscopy 4.5 cm tumor lower colon/upper rectum/left side -11/09/17 open Rectosigmoid Colon Resection remove invasive adenocarcinoma, moderately diff marg clear.15 lymph nodes neg malignancy. benign liver w/fibrous nodule- rectum at 15cm Tumor location: above peritoneal reflection 4.2 x 2.7 cm Tumor inv muscularis closest 1.5 cm. pT2pNO Stage 1. No Lynch