Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease
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.
by Rivera on Tue Feb 25, 2014 02:12 AM
My mom is 66 and will be having her BMT in 2 weeks. Prayers are always helpful, also everything depends on the individual person. I have hope and faith.
by JUNIEMOOTS on Sat Mar 01, 2014 01:48 PM
I AM 71 AND AWAITING A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT FROM MY SISTER WHO IS ONLY A 50% MATCH. HOWEVER, SINCE JOHN HOPKINS "BROKE THE CODE" (WHATEVER THAT MEANS!) THE RISK IS ONLY 2-3% LESS THAN A 100% MATCH. I HAVE HAD 2 ROUNDS OF CHEMO - FIRST DIDN'T DO MUCH TO BLASTS SO THEY DID A MORE AGGRESSIVE ROUND HERE AT HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. WILL GET A BONE MARROW BIOPSY SOON TO SEE HOW THAT WORKED OUT AND THEN HOPEFULLY ONTO STEM CELL TRANSPLANT. I KNOW THIS IS RISKY, BUT IS THE ONLY CHANCE FOR CURE.
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