I was diagnosis with AML ( different versions - see mine on Ken52) May 2011 at the age of 58. I have been in remission for 9 months now. I basically went into remission after my 1st round - induction. I had 4 more consolation rounds since - to help ensure the chemo gets all the hidden critters - the bad stuff. Different versions have different odds.
My survival rate went up to 80% with type of AML I had and my being under 60 if the induction round put me in remission... The survival rate starts decreasing after age 60. The AML I had was very aggressive - left untreated at that time , I was given days up to a month or so. No brain-er here. I read a lot on the internet - scary - I had to stop doing that so I could keep a positive outlook.
There has been repercussions from the chemo, but it beats the alternative I was faced with.
I do not know of any doctors in the NY area, but if travel ever worked into ones plans - MD Anderson in Houston Texas - is one of the best.
If you want more information - send me your email address and we can go from there.