January 21, 2011


From the current doctor, my dad has CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia).  Of the possible options, this one is definitely the "less worse" form of the disease.  But with anything this important, it's prudent to always get a second opinion so I'm approaching it from a 99% probability until I hear it confirmed from another set of eyes.  That's also not to downplay the diagnosis.  It's a very dangerous disease and claims many lives.  A big part of the challenge is that many patients may not technically die from cancer.  They die due to life threatening bleeds or infections that would not be a big deal to the average person.  So it has to be aggressively and intelligently managed to prevent any catastrophic events.  And that's the reason we're trying to head down to MD Anderson.  It's the place to be if you've got cancer and we're pretty sure we've got a spot for him.

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