In the last few days ive had to come to terms that i will be battling AML. But sadly there isnt much information out there regarding its effects on younger people. It seems to be all info regarding 65+ years old.
No treatment has been started yet, still waiting on results coming back but the 2 Doctors who have been treating me have said its basically nailed on AML. With 4 rounds of chemo lined up and potential bone marrow transplant.
The crazy thing is, it all started with sore gums over a 2 week period. Then it escalated rapidly from Monday morning.
So my head is still in a bit of a spin.
I suppose my real questions are the survival rates for younger sufferers and the long term survival. Ive read in the booklets that survival after 5 years is around 24% but the Doctor told me originally that lots of people go on to survive and have good lives.
Have I been basically given a death sentence here?
Apologies if some of language is a bit strong but I have a 1 year old boy, lovely wife, everything to live for and right now i am so angry at what has happened to me that right now i just need to vent almost.