BY Marc McCoy

A routine physical exam in October 2015 changed my life. 

Doctors were alarmed by my low white blood cell count and wanted to monitor it on a monthly basis.  A few months later, blood tests showed a serious decline in red blood cells and platelets. 

A bone marrow biopsy revealed a high percentage of the stem cells in my bone marrow were cancerous and unable to mature into healthy blood cells.

The diagnosis...