Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated for several weeks. Then, the migraines began.
“Initially, the pain was manageable,” Ethan says. “But eventually, it got so bad I couldn’t sleep or tolerate any light whatsoever.”
Ethan’s mother took him to a pediatrician near their home in Dallas. That doctor discovered Ethan...
Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...
In December 1997, Interferon -- the only available treatment to hold
back my terminal chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) -- was failing me.
After nearly three years on the drug, that had been expected.
Sitting in my doctor's office at MD Anderson, 40 pounds lighter than my normal weight, my doctor offered a sliver of hope. He said, "We have a month-long clinical trial of a CML drug called PegIntron."
I knew there...