Radiation as a Child for Enlarged Thymus
As an infant I was radiated in 1946 for an enlarged thymus gland in the mistaken belief that this would prevent SIDS. The amount of radiation I absorbed was equal to ten common CT studies today. This treatment was commonly used in major hospitals and even pediatricians’ offices across the country. Thousands of infants and…
AML and tumor
Hi, My mom was recently diagnosed with AML (A month and a half ago). She has been in the hospital since. She has an anterior mediastinal mass - which is in her chest. I am curious if anyone has ever heard of this before. I am very scared - please help. Claire
Hello all, my name is Ryan. I was diagnosed with AML when I was almost 4 years old. I am now 23, and have some vivid memories of my experiences. Over the past year I have tried to collect as much information and pictures as possible to get a solid understanding of my battle. I am just now getting to the point where I feel…
AML/ALL can you have both??
My mom was recently diagnosed with leukemia but they said her cells showed up with AML and ALL and that it is acting more like ALL but they are treating as if AML. I'm nervous and curious if anyone has ever heard of having both types?? She has been in the hospital for 6 weeks now and is waiting for her neutrophil and white…
Have horrible headaches, anyone know anything about Petadolex?
Ok, so I have a question about headaches and a certain medication. I have been going through a battle of horrible headaches, that may or may not be related to my leukemia, my neurologist is not sure. I have spinal fluid build up around my brain and have to go in for spinal taps to relieve my pressure. However, I have…
anyone who had iron shooting up to 6k from normal of 200 due to prior transfusios of blood during th
i was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in May 29, 2009. I just finished with my 5th and last chemo in february, 2010. Due to transfusions during my treatment, my iron went up to 6000 vs normal count of 200, is there anyone who has an idea how much damage it may cause me. Apart from suffering from high dose leukemia, i…
Diagnosed on 2/20/10 with AML-5 45 year old male
I went to the emergency room thinking I had a bad infection. After a blood test, the Doctor informed me I had a white cell count of 260,000 and had Leukemia. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride since then. 26 days in the hospital and the highest dose of Chemo ever given in the state of Colorado(according to my…