Jun 29, 2011 - 10:48 pm
Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me out there. I have seen postings that some have had just a round of Induction and 3-4 consolidations and some go thru Induction/Consolidations and then a bone marrow transplant. I am confused? My wife has AML M5 and is just getting ready to go in for her 3rd round of Consolidation Chemo and nothing has been mentioned about a bone marrow transplant for her. Are there specific reasons why some only would get a Bone Marrow after going thru the Induction and Consolidations? Is it age driven? How fast you enter remisson? She went into remission right after induction. She had a hard time with 1st consolidation and had to go into hospital again for fevers for 2 weeks but then got better. Her counts came up slowly after 1st consolidation but Dr. put her in for 2nd round of consolidations and her counts have returned to normal so round 3 is coming up if they can get the drug. I am sure most have heard that there is a shortage on ARA-C. Her doctor told her they may do a 4th consolidation depending on how she does on the 3rd one. Any help that someone could give would be appreciated.
Thank You In Advance,