Relapse AML , second transplant .?
First time on here so here goes I ve just read a useful thread Rob A particularly and Steve and a lady who relapsed in the Autumn . My son Bob 34 was diagnosed in Sept 2016 after two chemo and on trial he received a stem cell transplant from his brother my youngest as his sibling donor it’s just me as his father died in 2013 . Unfortunetly just 13 day’s short of his one year post transplant he was found to have relapsed . He’s on day 26 of a chemo regime flag Ida and another two I can’t recall presently but can mention again. He’s had horrendous issues with this chemo he’s mouth is now the worst but he’s improving waiting for neutrophils now finger biting 0-05 today trying not to read much into that . Before he started this chemo the odds given we’re not good 50 to 60 % of remission and only 10 to 20 % of a cure ....do these odds improve if he achieves a remission from this chemo and will they consider a second transplant if he does as he just fell short of the one year .Our whole world has been turned up side down again hospital Xmas again his transplant was over Xmas last year it’s so cruel but it’s good to read of people like Rob and his success with a second transplant . I’d also like to hear of anyone exploring further developments immunotherapies etc. Thank you for reading this we’re trying to live in hope not fear and any train of thought would help , Christine