Jennifer had her bone marrow biopsy on Monday. And late yesterday afternoon, the doctors shared with us her diagnosis. Jen has what is known as Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets. Later this week we will hear exactly what cells are being effected and a treatment plan.
The plan for today is to get a central line put in that she can receive chemo and other drugs through. It is a short procedure that she will remain awake through.
To learn more about about AML, please go to http://www.cancercenter.com/leukemia/types/tab/acute-myeloid-leukemia/