Aug 25, 2005 - 9:39 pm
A dear friend to me has been diagnosed with secondary AML due to previous breast cancer treatment. They just tried the GO chemo during her first induction phase. There were still 3% blasts left on day 15. She started a different chemo today. If she achieves CR it is almost certain she would have to have a BMT to survive. I have a few questions...how bad is it to still have blasts cells after induction 1? and then why is there a period after induction and/or consolodation before they start a bone marrow transplant? Why not do it immediately once CR is achieved.