Apr 07, 2013 - 2:16 pm
Hello to all! My name is Michelle and my husband was told back in January that he had AML. As you can imagine it was a shock to us. He had induction chemo and just finished his second round of consolidation treatment. He is in complete remission just after the induction chemo. They are suggesting a stem cell transplant because he has a 50/50 chance of his AML coming back. We are unable to decide at this point what to do but are seeking a second opinion at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. He is currently at Rush Hospital but we can’t seem to get his doctor and the stem cell team on the same page as to whether or not he should have the transplant done. I am hoping that someone can give me some insight on this issue. In the research that I have done, I only find negative things regarding his condition. He as an extra copy of chromosome 4 (trisomy 4) and has tested positive for flt3 ITD. I just need to hear that he has a chance. I am unable to focus on anything at this point for fear that I will lose my BFF, husband, my everything! Please feel free to post your experience. Thank you!