... advice/information about Leukemia. My father, age 72, was recently diagnosed with chronic Leukemia, and I am very concern for him. The doctors are not seeming to be informing my mother and I on how serious this diagnosis could be, and we seem to be getting very little information from. Can anyone here provide me with some possible information? My father is scheduled to start the chemo injections tomorrow, and I am very worried about that, because he is already weak, and has lost a lot of weight. Thank you
Hi Daryl: Let me just share how my treatment goes. I was diagnosed with CML in 1998, and they started me with Injections of Interferon. It did not work, and then I went into a clinical trial for what they use now which is called a TKI treatment. I have been on Gleevec which is 1 pill a day since Oct. of 2000, and they have not found any cancer cells in my blood work since 2001. I do not want to go into a long explanation to confuse you.
You have to find out what their plan of treatment is for him, and ask questions about anything you do not understand. If your father is in the chronic stage, he can get help to keep it at that stage for many years.
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