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Low Neutrophils - what to eat to increase ANC?

by Phoebe on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:06 am

Dear all

My dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma about 1.5months ago. He is now into his 6th cycle of Velcade treatment. His neutrophils count has been dropping, now it is at a low 820.

Is there any food that he can eat to boost the count? I have searched the internet extensively but am not satisfied with what I read so far.

Can anyone pls share your insight on this? Also, can he eat yogurt? Some sites discourage this because of the probiotic while some recommend it. I am confused over this.

Thanks much.

Who do you know with myeloma?: dad
Age at diagnosis: 62

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