My husband is 74 and competed a 7/3 inducation a couple of days after being diagnosed. He is 2 weeks into full remission.
Drs say the bad blast cells would still be present (but not evident) and to keep them at bay 5/2 consolidation treatment is an option. However at his age there is a 10-15% chance that consolidation will result in death.
My husband, fit and young minded, does not want to go through another course; even though he came through the first relatively well (ulcer on is arm developed and an occassional kidney concern).
Our family is keen to learn about alternate therapies or other options and I wonder if anyone in Rob's age group has been able to extend remission time. His prognosis is 3-18 months.
Would love to hear your success stories.
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