My husband has AML he is currently under intensive chemo and we have just been told my husband has this DNA mutation gene that has developed within the leukemia that the cancer will just keep returning ,
And that his only chance now is to have a stem cell transplant,
Can someone please tell me how long roughly do people have to wait for a suitable donor on the national donor register ? And what treatment is given before hand to keep the cancer at bay before a suitable donor is found , ?
I'm sure a person can only go so long on intensive chemo before drs would have to stop using this treatment if no donor is found as with damaging healthy organs , if so what would alternative options be if that was to happen , age is also against my husband which does not help , my life and my husband's has just been destroyed and we don't have the option of refusing a stem cell transplant it's that or nothing we are so scared but need to know thank you xxx