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Philadelphia Chromosome

Hi,

i have a cousin who has acute lymphacitic leukemia, but also has the philadelphia chromosome causing all kinds of resistance to the chemo.

Is this normal, and can anyone give any kind of vague or general outlook in terms of a prognosis? She's 43 years of age.

Sincerely,

r. Frierson
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replied April 9th, 2005
All P+ Is Similar to Cll (but Cureable)
It basically means that the cancer is coused by a genetic chromosone break that probably will be hard to get shot of with just chemo, you'll need a full bone marrow transplant which wasn't plesant for me at 29 in fact i'm really not sure if I would rather have passed away...
Certainley if it comes back again I won't be queing up for a doner.

Good luck.
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