High EOS% 8.6 ??

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chrissyrice
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High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby chrissyrice » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:00 pm

What would make my blood EOS% jump from 1.4 to 8.6 in 3 months. Prior to this I was iron def anemic. Onc. just says no big deal.

So is it no big deal?
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Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby SkiFletch » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm

EOS as in eosinophils? Those usually rise due to allergy or infection responses.... If your onc isn't worried, I wouldn't be either
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Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby CRguy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:46 pm

chrissyrice wrote:What would make my blood EOS% jump from 1.4 to 8.6 in 3 months. Prior to this I was iron def anemic. Onc. just says no big deal.
So is it no big deal?

I once told my doc " if you had this problem I wouldn't worry either... :mrgreen:... BUT I have it, so I am worried...
now what do we do about it ?????? " His reply " Hmmm, well, Ok I see your point."
Is your Onc also a Hematologist (many are) ??? If not then you could ask for a separate consult.

What is the CAUSE of your recent eosinophilia (high eosinophil counts on CBC)? Ask your doc and if he cannot give you a very detailed answer, then you need more follow up. "No big deal" is NOT an answer.

Did your anemia resolve ? with what treatment ? any other blood result changes ... "mast" cells, basophils, neutrophils ????
Fletch is correct : hypersensitivty reactions (allergy, especially in the lungs, skin and GIT) and parasitic infections account for most eosinophilias, but there are also bone marrow changes, medication responses ( 20 % of people have temporary eosinophilia after a radiologic contrast administration.... just FYI !!!! ) and other body hormone changes which will increase eosinophils.

If YOU are concerned, I don't care about your Onc .... then it is 100 % warranted to get enough follow up to give you a proper answer to why you have eosinophilia.
JMO.

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Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby chrissyrice » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:36 am

Thank you so much for the feedback!

Seems I do have a communication problem with my Onc.
DX 10-31-09 Surgery 12-1-09 Sigmoid Colon
Stage IIIb T3,N2,MX; Chemo Feb 2010-Aug 2010; 4 rounds Folfox; 8 rounds 5FU +LV
12/2010 PET/CT Scan, Cancer Free
7/2012 CT Scan NED 2 years
10/2013 NED 3 years
8/2014 NED 4 years
Recurrence 6/2015: iliac lymph node(s)
8/2015 Surgery: 3 cm tumor removed+iliac artery graft
3/2016 CT Scan Stable
6/2016 Stable
9/2016 Stable
12/2016 Stable
3/2017 Stable
Recurrence 6/2017
12/2017 Surgery removed all cancer w/ clean margins
07-27-2018 Cancer-free for 7 months

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Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby Caat55 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:02 pm

I just got my blood work back, Auto Eosinophil Percent was high, has always been normal, monocytes is high also.. I am one month out from reversal.
Susan
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018
PET NED 12/18
Clear Colonoscopy 2/19

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Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Postby Caat55 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Ps Iron saturation in off again as well.
Susan
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018
PET NED 12/18
Clear Colonoscopy 2/19


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