How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by hlr080841 on Fri May 13, 2011 07:07 PM
My dad was diagnosed with AML subtype M0 on 4/7/11. He went straight to a cancer center for 7 and 3. He had a very tough time, but he made it through. They want to do 5 and 2 consolidation in a week or two and then discuss the possibility of a bone marrow transplant.
We are so scared. I have heard the side effects of a bmt can be horrible. Doctors say he has a 20% chance with just consolidation and a 30% with a transplant. He is 69. We are thinking he is so young and that we should give it the best shot possible and go with the bmt, but we also know it could kill him. Are there any survivors out there who went all the way? Anyone who got graft vs. host badly and came out okay? He is exhausted at this point, but not willing to give up and neither are we. Any stories that could help us?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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