Sep 16, 2010 - 1:53 am
Hi everyone. My brother is 23 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma about a month and a half ago. At that time, they only gave him one to three months because of how far the disease had progressed. We started chemotherapy the next day.
So my silly sounding question is...
how do we know if the chemo is working? Are Bone Marrow Biopsies the only way to look at the leukemia cells to see how few are in the blood stream?
I would love someone's answers/support. I'm my brother's power of attorney because both of my parents are so torn up about this. I'm helping him out and trying to help them maintain as well, while planning my wedding, buying a house, and working full time. Help!