Mar 18, 2003 - 11:19 pm
My father was diagnosed with AML (M6) at Christmas. He underwent 2 rounds of induction chemo, went into remission, and started consolidation chemo yesterday. Will this make him as sick as the induction chemo did? Also, the doctors claim he is too old (66) for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation. How long does it take to build hemoglobin? His platelets have come back, also his WBC, but his hemoglobin is only at 8.7. Will the consolidation chemo make him neutropenic again?? Anyone else with M6? The doctors did not do the cytogenetics, so we don't have that information...I think they just gave up after they discovered the M6 typing??