Mar 07, 2011 - 7:53 pm
My father was just diagnosed with AML subtype M5 on Valentines Day. We are all blown away completely. He is a healthy man with no health problems- no diabetes, no heart issues, no respiratory issues.... nothing. He is healthy, in great condition, perfect weight... It is just so hard to accept this!!!!! Maintenance chemo was suggested due to his age until the genetic tests came back that he has the genes of a 57 year old. Suddenly, they switched the game plan. Now he is on day one of Induction. Although they have not laid out a plan, I assume consolidation is next. I KNOW we are NOT looking for stem cell transplant. Stem Cell sounds horrible and he just wont do that. Does anyone know if induction and consolidation can bring about a 2-5 year survival??? Please let me know. Looking for answers and praying for God to fill us with hope of some sort. Please keep answers to ages 50 and over as that the response to chemo is age specific. Please let me know something. Robin.......