What is Filgrastim I hear you ask?
It is an injection that I have for 5 days following chemo treatment with Cabazitaxel.
This is administered at home and my wife nurse Barbara has the pleasure of injecting my each evening.
Filgrastim is a white blood cell growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce new white blood cells quickly. This is important because the chemo is killing some of those white blood cells.
A reduction in white blood cells makes the body less able to fight infection and so hopefully this keeps it all balanced.
Seems to be working so far.