Saturday, October 20, 2012
Good news and not-so-good news
First, the good news... BJ is in "remission". Remission really just means that there are less than 5% of the leukemia blast cells inside his bone marrow. Typically, it's good news to hear, but surely doesn't mean he is out of the woods.
The not-so-good news... BJ's MRD is 0.09%, which is higher than we were hoping it would be. This number puts BJ into a very high risk category, and his treatment will be tougher to get him to complete remission in the 3 years of treatments.