Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

It turns out that Julie has the best kind of cancer

I went to the hospital today with Julie, so that she could see her haematology expert, and get confirmation of a diagnosis of Chronic Myleoid Leukemia.

We got confirmation that she definitely has that.

We also got an explanation of why they only caught it recently when she's been having blood tests for about three years (her white blood cell count had been hovering just above the normal range (10-15) and then shot up to 65 in the last test).

And we got confirmation she can start taking the drugs she needs on Thursday, and that if she's responsive (the vast majority of people are) then her white blood cells should be back to normal in about a year. And if not then there are second and third line treatments available.

I'm really glad that we caught this early - and that this was the kind of cancer that she got hit by. Her consultant agreed that if he was going to be diagnosed with cancer then this is the one he'd go for...



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