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by cardan on Thu Dec 15, 2011 06:36 AM

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Hello and best wishes to everyone.  Our dad 81 was diagnosed with AML oct 2010, he was traeted with Vidaza and did quite well for some time.  Vidaza has stopped working.  The doctor has given us a few options the best one he says would be the Cytarabine agressive chemo treatment.  It is very dangerous, he would need to stay in the hospital for 30 days and then he would probably be in remission. The other options are short term.  Blood transfusions weekly or more, or Arsenic.  My question is has any elderly person had the Cytarabine treatment if so what was the out come.  Anyone please reply young or old.  My dad is a strong young 81 year old who wants to fight.  We dont want to lose him :(  Please help.

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