Re: AML Diagnosis, Can someone help?????
The chemotherapy treatment for AML is very difficult. It is very toxic on one's system and infections and damage to other organs, such as liver, lungs and heart are significant. Chemo completely wipes out the immune system, giving infection an opportunity to set in. Most elderly patients cannot handle the long term treatment for AML.
You may want to get a second oppinion on the treatment of your dad. They may be able to give him a "lighter protocol" of chemo, to control the leukemia and extend his life.
Sorry to hear about your dad.