Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Still no Diagnosis...

We just got a call from our pediatric surgeon. He had spoken with the pathologist, who gave a preliminary diagnosis of granulocytic sarcoma. This is a very preliminary diagnosis, and they're sending some samples to Huntsman for further analysis. In short, they didn't detect any leukemia or lymphoma surface markers via flow cytometry. He said a granulocytic sarcoma can manifest itself as a tumor when it actually has an origin in the bone, so further testing on Andrew is probably needed (more specifically, a bone marrow biopsy). He also said that the treatment for this kind of sarcoma is systemic rather than local; in other words, they would use systemic chemotherapy and radiation rather than surgery. We're still a little confused about this diagnosis but we'll let you know when they have a diagnosis set in stone.

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