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.
5 years ago, I spent my thanksgiving day in the hosp dx with AML and had 2 inductions and one consolidation and was on a transplant pathway. My last blood work my platelet was still 78- almost the same for the last 4 1/2 years. I considered everyday a blessing, but sometimes our environment, job responsibilities and stressess in life makes us less thankful. Being a Christian and surrounded with...
hi! I’m a 26 year old mom that was diagnosed with AML inv 16. I’m curious what to expect. I’m 10 days out from induction chemo. I have a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow. My WBC is 1.0 my Hemo is 7.3 and my platelets are at 19 after a transfusion of HLA platelets. How long do you stay home for after? Did you need re-induction? How long do counts take to come up? How many cycles did you need? As...