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    Looking for encouraging stories from survivors of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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      Sorry to hear of this. You might have a look over at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society forums. Nevertheless, bear in mind always that there are folks who survive every type of cancer. In 2017 I was told that I had a 99.5% chance of not surviving the three cancers I have had over the past ten years. Since someone survives every type of cancer, aim to be that someone.

      8 months ago
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      I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 1986 and treated solely with two rounds of intensive chemotherapy. Bone marrow transplants were considered experimental and thus unavailable at the time. I just celebrated my 32 year anniversary of first clean bone marrow aspiration on december 8, 2018. I have survived to see my then 8 year old son marry and have three grandchildren and my then 6 month old son marry and begin his family life.
      Chemotherapy treatments have improved a great deal since 1986 and the side effects from chemo are much better controlled today with new drug regimens and new liposomal forms of those drugs.

      6 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Had first chemo treatment 2/4/19 after diagnosis on 2/1/19. First treatment was very easy, hopefully the rest will be also. I will have 10 treatments, via IV, then be released from hospital and continue taking chemo pills for a period of time.

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): I was just diagnosed 2/1/19 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia via a bone marrow biopsy. My blood work was abnormal during my regular 3 month checkup with my oncologist so he ordered the biopsy. I had the biopsy last Friday, and after I had been home a few hours, the doctor called me and told me to go to the ER at U of M as soon as possible. He said I had ALM caused by the chemo I completed in Dec. 2017 for Lymphoma. So, I went thru the ER and was admitted. The staff and doctors got right on it, and I had my first chemo treatment yesterday, Feb 4, just 3 days after diagnosis. I'm hoping early detection and treatment gives me an advantage in an otherwise dismal prognosis.

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