Real Patient Stories
Connecting with other patients with cancer can provide hope and emotional support to cope with chemotherapy treatment. Share in the experiences of real patients who faced the risk of infection during their strong chemotherapy. Your results may vary.
Carol’s career in healthcare started as a nurse in cancer research. Today she is a development director helping to raise money for a large non-profit healthcare provider. When Carol was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, she was told she needed aggressive treatment with strong chemotherapy to treat her large tumor. WATCH VIDEO
Julie is a professional singer based in Los Angeles. Julie's career has included doing background vocal work with A-list artists. After she felt a lump in her breast, Julie had a biopsy, which revealed that she had Stage II breast cancer. WATCH VIDEO
Meet Andre. Andre’s disease inspired him to pursue a future very different from his past.
My oncologist and I decided to proceed with chemotherapy to treat my non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. My oncologist told me strong chemotherapy could cause my white blood cell count to crash, which could lead to an infection. I took Neulasta® after each cycle of strong chemo. Neulasta® helped reduce my risk of infection by boosting my white blood cell count.
I believe that being fit helped me through chemo. I was a professional volleyball player, and I'm still an active athlete. I try to be as healthy as possible and take good care of my body. As much as I love sports and being active, my experience with cancer has inspired me to pursue a career in research. I hope I can help further the science that helped me through my cancer treatment.
Christine found that her love of exercise helped her through an intense cancer treatment plan.
I've always been a busy person. At the time of my breast cancer diagnosis, I was a mom of young kids, and I was also running my own graphic design business. When I received my diagnosis, I knew I had to be ready for what was ahead. My treatment plan was intense—it included several lumpectomies and a mastectomy, followed by nine rounds of strong chemo.
In hindsight, I wish I had started taking Neulasta® from the start of my chemotherapy treatment. I found out that because my kind of chemotherapy was strong, my white blood cell count could drop, which could lead to infection. Even though my husband works at Amgen, the manufacturer of Neulasta®, my doctor first told me about Neulasta® and prescribed it to me to help build up my white blood cell count.
Getting through chemotherapy took the support of my family and friends. My love of exercise also helped me get through my chemo. After my treatment wrapped up, I continued to exercise. Now, when my workouts are tough, I think back to my time during chemotherapy and say, "If I can do that, I can conquer anything!"
HELP REDUCE YOUR INFECTION RISK DURING STRONG CHEMO
Neulasta® was proven to help reduce the risk of infection