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June 6 2011 5:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011,

David again.

Great news today!  The MRD by flow cytometry came back at zero.  This is the one that was false positive 2 weeks ago. 

  Dr. Dreyer said that they saw "hematogones" in the bone marrow which are benign cells that look identical to leukemic lymphoblasts.  They are often seen in patients whose bone marrows are recovering from chemo(like Grant's)    She thinks the most likely explanation of the false positive last time was that the pathologists were really seeing these hematogones and...


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June 6 2011 8:15 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011,
David here

Grant is in clinic today for bone marrow testing and a spinal tap.  If the last bone marrow testing had been all normal, he wouldn't have had another bone marrow test for 10-12 weeks.  However, due to the one "abnormal" result that they now think was a false positive, Dr Dreyer wanted to take a look at the bone marrow much sooner. 

We should get the first results(MRD by flow cytometry) back by late this afternoon.  This is the test that was very slightly positive 2 weeks ago and the...
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Browsing Archive: June, 2011

June 6 2011 5:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011,

David again.

Great news today!  The MRD by flow cytometry came back at zero.  This is the one that was false positive 2 weeks ago. 

  Dr. Dreyer said that they saw "hematogones" in the bone marrow which are benign cells that look identical to leukemic lymphoblasts.  They are often seen in patients whose bone marrows are recovering from chemo(like Grant's)    She thinks the most likely explanation of the false positive last time was that the pathologists were really seeing these hematogones and...


Continue reading ...
 

June 6 2011 8:15 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, June 6, 2011,
David here

Grant is in clinic today for bone marrow testing and a spinal tap.  If the last bone marrow testing had been all normal, he wouldn't have had another bone marrow test for 10-12 weeks.  However, due to the one "abnormal" result that they now think was a false positive, Dr Dreyer wanted to take a look at the bone marrow much sooner. 

We should get the first results(MRD by flow cytometry) back by late this afternoon.  This is the test that was very slightly positive 2 weeks ago and the...
Continue reading ...