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Prostate canccer survivor - now have Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

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cchqnetman
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I was treated with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for prostate cancer and at the time they said there was a small chance the radiation could cause a second cancer.  My doctors now think the MDS I have was caused by the radiation.  Looking at a 30% chance of cure with a stem cell transplant.  Has anyone else had similar experiences?

 

Best of luck to alll of us!

 

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lindary
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Normally I post on the lymphoma page but decided to take a peek at the leukemia page. I was treated for Follicular lyphoma last year. Six rounds of R-Chop and when that didn't stop the canncer, 3 rounds of RICE. I was supposed to have a Stem Cell transplant last Nov but them they found some abnormal cells. Turns out it is MDS. I am on hold right now until they find a donor. 

Good luck to you too.

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cchqnetman
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I am also on hold.  The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Doctor ordered a bone scan before the transplant nad it showed several areas of possible metastaic prostate cancer.  So he put the transplant on hold until I see a urologist (and more than likely have more tests).  The BMT doc says I have a 30% chance of success when he does the BMT and a median survival time of 3 years if it is successful. 

 

What sub-category of MDS do you have and do you know what your cytogenetics are?

 

Good luck to you!!!!!!

 

 

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