My husband is just diagnosed with CLL with WBC at 49, Platelet at 77, enlarged spleen 20 cm and enlarged liver 17 cm. 70% lymphocytes in bone marrow. The FISH test is not available yet until next week so the treatment plan is also not available. But seem that he’s on Stage IV under RAI classification.
We are in country in Asia where hospital is not that good so I’d like to take my husband to either Australia or US for treatment So we are considering Peter MacCallum in Melbourne and MD Anderson or Mayo Rochester . My husband had medicare so treatment in Peter MacCallum will certainly be cheaper and near our country (8 hour flight). For US, we will have insurance so we will have to pay full and flight takes 20 hour to get there so it will be tired for them .
However, through this forum, I heard that doctors at MD Anderson is very good at CLL so also want to take him there for treatment.
Anyone could give me advice or recommendation, I would really appreciate. Many thanks.