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    Leukemia_WN asked a questionLeukemia

    For anyone diagnosed with leukemia

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      po18guy

      Not leukemia (yet), but I developed 20q deletion Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a marrow cancer related to AML. It was at 26% of my marrow and was a mutation or two away from AML, which would have finished me. An aunt died of leukemia in 1974, unknown if AML or ALL, but she declined rapidly. Another ant died of an unspecified cancer about the time I was born, and dad to lung cancer.

      2 months ago
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      still_fighting

      No. No one in my family has ever been diagnosed with any type of leukemia. There are several different types of cancer in my family but not leukemia. That is the big mystery on how I got CLL, my oncologist says I was exposed to some type of chemical that may have caused it since I was fairly young when I was diagnosed. Now we suspect we may know but it doesn't change the fact that I have CLL and will have it forever or unless they find a cure.

      about 1 month ago
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    Leukemia_WN asked a questionLeukemia

    It's a new week! We hope everyone is doing well and ready to attack whatever gets thrown at you this week!

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      GregP_WN

      I've been done with treatments for years now, but I still wake up every day wondering what terrible side effect life will throw at me today.

      4 months ago
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    Leukemia_WN asked a questionLeukemia

    I read a statistic that says 4,828 people are diagnosed with cancer every day.

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      LiveWithCancer

      And, a lot of us are living longer and longer. I have watched the number of people who are treated at my clinic grow by leaps and bounds. I told the chemo nurse that it is partly my fault that they are so busy. Used to be, people with a diagnosis like mine (stage IV lung cancer) passed away within a few months, making room for the next person diagnosed.

      Thanks to the incredible research that's going on, lots of us way outlive our prognosis so we're still getting treatment at the same time as all of the newly diagnosed are also needing a chair. Pretty nice problem to have, at least for those of us who are way outliving our prognosis.

      My clinic/hospital is building a huge new facility to make room for all of the new (and old) cancer patients. It is still in the planning stages, but it is going to be incredible!

      6 months ago
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      Carool

      I agree with both suppositions, plus that the population has been increasing.

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      All of your points on this are correct. There are a number of reasons that the number of diagnoses is increasing, most of them are positive things.

      6 months ago