acute myeloid leukemia
My sister was first diagnosed with high platelets, 785,000 and was being treated, and they were coming down nicely. Then she developed breast cancer, had a lumpectomy, it wasn't even a stage yet, it was the size of a pinhead. Yet they had her do 33 treatments of radiation, and I think that is what really screwed up her system. They couldn't stop the platelets from dropping, and her WBC continued to climb. She became extremely tired...........we made 2 useless trips to the Mayo Clinic, hoping for some kind of help. From the time she was diagnosed, till the time she died, was 1 1/2 weeks. You read it right, one and a half weeks. I am devastated that there was nothing we could do!!!!! Somehow, I think something went terribly wrong, maybe the radiation triggered it?? She passed away from acute myeloid leukemia, this last February. We were kindred spirits, my sister and I. I still have my suspicions, on whether the doctors made the right decisions.
Oh, and when she first had her mammogram, it came in the mail that everything was fine, no abnormalities. The next day they called her, and said come in, you have breast cancer!! Now we are questioning whether she ever had it in the first place, and all the radiation was for nothing!!