Hello and welcome to HCM,
AML is an aggressive leukemia
is used for remission of the disease.
However, due to aggressiveness of the leukemia, chemotherapy may not be able to achieve long lasting remission.
Regular flowcytometry should be done to look for minimal residual disease.
Thus, bone marrow transplantation
(BMT) is the treatment of choice.
It is the treatment of choice to remove the clone of abnormal cells.
Before going for BMT, an appropriate donor needs to be arranged.
Bone marrow can be donated by relatives (especially siblings) or by unrelated people.
The pre-requisite for BMT is HLA
When HLA matching is good, the life of the graft is good.
Quality of life further is also good when proper matching is done pre-operatively.
So, do not worry.
BMT is now being done successfully all over the world with good results.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal