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Old Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:43 AM
Cheryl C Cheryl C is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Transformation to AML

Hello to those who remember me from the last 7 years on the forum. After these years of relative stability, a week or so ago I had a bone marrow biopsy after experiencing a drop in platelet levels from 130k to 80k, plus other changes in my bloods. Yesterday I saw my haematologist and was informed that I have AML with 23% blasts, which is a shock as blasts weren't showing up in my blood until my most recent CBC/LFT. I can't start any treatment until further results come in for karyotype, etc in around 6 weeks.

Has anyone else on the forum experienced this level of blasts, and if so how quickly did they increase?
Dx MDS RAEB 10% blasts + hypogammaglobulinemia, Sep 2011. Jan 2012 BMB - blasts down to 2% w/out treatment so BMT cancelled. Re-diagnosis RCMD. Watch and wait from Feb 2012. IVIg 5-weekly. New diagnosis Oct 2019 AML 23% blasts in marrow, 10% blasts in peripheral blood.
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