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by Naome1104 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 05:52 PM
I was just recently diagnosed with AML and had gone through 3 chemo cycles already. I'm currently in remission right n ow and my doctors advised is to have a BMT. But, it is very expensive. My doctor says it cost 4Million :( (I'm in the Philippines by the way). There is no way in this world we can find that money becuase I'm one of the people who work for a leaving type. So, I'm wondering if anyone o you here survived AML without going through BMT?
Your thought is very much appreaciated.
by Oncrx on Fri Jun 08, 2012 07:02 PM
If you have low risk disease and are in remission, you may not need a BMT. Do you know cytogenetics and subtype?
by Naome1104 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:14 AM
On Jun 08, 2012 7:02 PM Oncrx wrote: If you have low risk disease and are in remission, you may not need a BMT. Do you know cytogenetics and subtype?
On Jun 08, 2012 7:02 PM Oncrx wrote:
Sorry, I just opened my email that's why it took me this long to reoly to your message. I'm not sure if I understand cytogenetics or subtype means? I just got the result of my bone marrow aspiration and there it says cytogenetic finding I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for. But anyhow here it is:
No. of cells screened and analyzed: 25
Karyotype: 46,-x,t(8;21)(q22;q22) / 46,xx
I don't see anything that says subtype on the result that we got. I'm not sure if they have a diff. name of it or what.
I appreciate your help sir/mam, :)
by Oncrx on Wed Jul 04, 2012 02:42 AM
by Oncrx on Wed Jul 04, 2012 02:54 AM
by Naome1104 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 03:27 AM
On Jul 04, 2012 2:54 AM Oncrx wrote: in the US these are some reasons pts would be advised to get a BMT.
-Previous myelodysplastic syndrome or other blood-related disease.
-AML that may have developed because of previous chemotherapy treatments.
-No remission after induction treatment.
-AML that has relapsed.
On Jul 04, 2012 2:54 AM Oncrx wrote:
I bet you are a doctor because you know how to read biopsy result, so might as well call you doc :) You have no Idea how you made me so happy today and I cried not because of anything but a tears of JOY. I hope what you told me is true and that I don't need BMT anymore. Thank you for all your explanations and your super quick response to my query. Thank you so much.. mwuah! BIG hugs :D
God bless you always.
by marvin.herbosa on Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:21 AM
hi doc oncrx,
i have a daugther who sufferring from AML she is 4 years old and diagnosed last june 2012. like Naome said the cost of BMT here at the philppines is around 4 million. is there posibility that my daugther survuve wihtout BMT? we are in the consilidation process of chemotherapy. please help us or us advice .
im marvin herbosa father of the sick child can i ask for your cp number i just want to know evrything on your case and the thing that i need to know. please txt me here is my number 09473979199 or 09463797061. or i can give u a call .
thanks naome and doc ,
by Oncrx on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:22 PM
sorry about your daughter. BMT is generally used for those patients who are at a high risk of relapse or who have disease that is resistant to other treatments. Most patients can get to remission with chemotherapy.
by willem on Thu Aug 16, 2012 05:30 AM
Yes you can. I was diagnosed with AML on May 6th 2011 and was hospitalized on the 8th of May. My AML was too far for undergoing conventional treatment and the hospital invited me to join a research programme, which I obviously did. Now I am in a good condition with a 3 monthly physical or hospital control. So far so good and I am feeling fine. So, hope there is.
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