BFF's sister just diagnosed with Lukemia! - shauna0915

Oh No Associated with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer. Posted on May 9, 2012 View this journey (12 Experiences)

My best friends sister was just diagnosed with AML (acute myeloma lukemia) and will undergo 2 straight weeks of chemotherapy. Her platelets keep dropping below 30 and she had to have platelet infusions. My BFF is her only sibling and both parents are deceased. She will be tested this week to see if she is a close enough match to be a bone marrow donor for her sister. She feels obligated to donate because it's her sister, though they don't get along and there are some family members that are actually telling her not to donate. I feel bad because she's catching it from both sides... "do it" and "don't do it". Neither she, nor I, can understand how someone could ever say "don't do it".....especially when it's family and she's the best possible match. How heartless is the person that tells you it's wrong to try to help save someone from dying??? I can't even grasp the concept. I volunteered to be tested, but was told it's very unlikely that I'd be a match and that they'd go through the national registry.

I'm just so aggravated that every time I turn around there is someone else I know being diagnosed with cancer. It isn't stopping and it's really starting to get to me!

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  • mykidshavepaws' Avatar

    Shauna- I'm sorry to hear about your friends sister. Cancer is an epidemic and it has everything to do with our lifestyle - from diet, to products we use, to stress, to the air we breathe. I ordered a book - Anticancer- A New Way of Life.
    It's written by a physician who had cancer. He explains some of these things very well. I would highly recommend it for you and your friend. It's well written and credible.

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