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(RedOrbit)   Good news: Researchers make breakthrough in treatment of hairy-cell leukemia. Bad news: patients who benefit most will have to reveal that they actually had hairy-cell leukemia, the most embarrassing of the leukemias   (redorbit.com) divider line 4
    More: Cool, College of Medicine, blood cells, sewage treatment, Department of Biochemistry, Dr Salvador Macip, University of Leicester, patients, researchers  
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2014-01-17 12:17:05 PM
This is relevant to my interests.  Wife's uncle has that.  While you NEVER want to hear the dreaded C word, he was told that it was one of the least bad cancers one could have.
 
2014-01-17 01:25:14 PM
nice headline, subby. conjured up memories of Far Side cartoons.
 
2014-01-17 02:00:36 PM
Still better than Prickle-Ass Leukemia
 
2014-01-17 06:07:14 PM
fark you subby. I was diagnosed with HCL 4 years ago. Now you might be trying to be funny, but its name is derived from what it looks like under a microscope, not from what it grows. The chemo I had worked well. No side effects at all. But it will come back some day. Might be 5 years. Might be 20 years. Most patients are old men (tenuous link between Agent Orange and other bad herbicides), so there's not a lot of data on the younger people who had it (I was 32). So, yeah, I hope this is a breakthrough. Sorry for being selfish.
 
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