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What Should The Next Step Be?

What Should The Next Step Be?

Hello,

While recovering from a massive heart attack in the hospital the doctor's told my partner he has Leukemia. They aren't specialists in that area (cancer, Leukemia, etc.). I wasn't there when they told him and he was still on pain medication, but from what he understood his heart is too damaged to withstand radiation and his heart won't heal or ever work properly because of the Leukemia. They gave him 12 months to live. Does this sound logical? He is 58.

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A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Hmm 12 months they said? Just curious if you've ever found an expiration date anywhere on your partner? I dont know what type of leukemia your partner has but there are options. I have to say if you live that close to MD Anderson that's where I'd be heading. They are rated #1 for cancer care and have pioneered many new tx for all types of leukemia.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

https://www.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/arizona-w...(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators).html
I have a friend that did clinical trials at MD Anderson in Arizona. I don’t remember the type of cancer that he has dealt with, but the trials saved his life! Keeping an open mind widens your possibilities of treatments. Given the choice, I don’t think I’d have a problem with a trial after watching what my friend went through. I am currently on W & W.

posted 11 months ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Thank you BobE. This is really helpful and hopeful. Hug to you.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I have been in remission since March 2019 and I never got radiation. I got chemo and a bone marrow transplant. I keep hearing about people loving M D Anderson in Houston but surely there is a good hematologist in Austin. I am 58 and they told me that I was too old for radiation.

posted over 1 year ago
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