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    We got the results from Zac's bone marrow test and it showed no leukemia cells in his marrow. I'm absolutely thrilled over this. He goes back in a couple of weeks for his next round of chemo. Let's hope it stays this way, He still has to go through 2 more rounds of chemo and then his transplant. Thanks for all of your prayers, they are obviously working.

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    UNKLESCOTT - If there are no cells in his marrow, why is the transplant still needed? A precaution? Thoughts and prayers to Zac, you and the family.

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    Here's why a transplant is necessary.
    Bone Marrow Transplant Information
    In patients with leukemia, aplastic anemia, and some immune deficiency diseases, the stem cells in the bone marrow malfunction, producing an excessive number of defective or immature blood cells (in the case of leukemia) or low blood cell counts (in the case of aplastic anemia). The immature or defective blood cells interfere with the production of normal blood cells, accumulate in the bloodstream and may invade other tissues.

    Large doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation are required to destroy the abnormal stem cells and abnormal blood cells. These therapies, however, not only kill the abnormal cells but can destroy normal cells found in the bone marrow as well. Similarly, aggressive chemotherapy used to treat some lymphomas and other cancers can destroy healthy bone marrow. A bone marrow transplant enables physicians to treat these diseases with aggressive chemotherapy and/or radiation by allowing replacement of the diseased or damaged bone marrow after the chemotherapy/radiation treatment.

    While bone marrow transplants do not provide 100 percent assurance that the disease will not recur, a transplant can increase the likelihood of a cure or at least prolong the period of disease-free survival for many patients.

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    What grand news! Prays and love to you both!

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    That's great news, Unk. So happy for you all. Tell Zac to keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;3396048;
    We got the results from Zac's bone marrow test and it showed no leukemia cells in his marrow. I'm absolutely thrilled over this. He goes back in a couple of weeks for his next round of chemo. Let's hope it stays this way, He still has to go through 2 more rounds of chemo and then his transplant. Thanks for all of your prayers, they are obviously working.
    What good news! Zac remains in my prayers.

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    Great news indeed!!!!!
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    Wonderful news, Unk!!!

    I hope thing keeps progressing the way they should and Zac can get back to his "regular" life.

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    Prayers of thanks going up right now, Unk. Big ol' squeeze for Zac from me.
    Count your blessings!

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    And, I see your new avatar--give Zac a big old Arrrrrrrrrh! and Ahoy, Matey ! from the Queen.
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