Maryland Blogger: September is Leukemia Awareness Month

September is Leukemia Awareness Month

September is Leukemia Awareness Month

 

September is National Leukemia Awareness Month. Although Leukemia typically is slow-growing, signs you can look for are: fatigue, weight loss, frequent infections, bleeding and easy bruising.
 
I am lucky to be among the long term leukemia survivors. Fortunately, there was a successful treatment for my type of leukemia, hairy cell leukemia.
 
Hairy cell leukemia is a rare, slow-growing cancer of the blood in which your bone marrow makes too many B cells (lymphocytes), a type of white blood cell that fights infection. These excess B cells are abnormal and look "hairy" under a microscope. The 5-year event-free survival rate after treatment is approximately 90 percent of patients initially treated with cladribine. The advent of cladribine therapy has resulted in approximately an 85 percent rate of complete remission and approximately 10 percent rate of partial response.

 

Image may contain: text that says 'September Leukemia Awareness Month Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and the body's blood-forming tissues that include the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Early diagnosis is key to improving survival rates.'

 

Image may contain: plant, flower, outdoor and nature

Stargazer Oriental Lily, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5284

Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 6 commentsRoy Kelley • September 11 2020 01:31PM

Comments

Thanks for sharing Roy!

September is National Leukemia Awareness Month. Although Leukemia typically is slow-growing, signs you can look for are: fatigue, weight loss, frequent infections, bleeding and easy bruising.

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 month ago

Hello Roy - if I previously knew that you are a leukemia survivor I had forgotten.  I am glad to hear that you continue to thrive.  Stay safe.  Be healthy.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 month ago

This disease even strikes children!  We have a friend with a 5 year old daughter.  Thankfully, she is in remission.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

Thanks for letting us know it is National Leukemia Awareness Month. I don't think I ever knew you were a leukemia survivor..good for you..stay safe and healthy. My niece is a leukemia survivor from when she had it when she was growing up. She is now 50 and still doing well.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 1 month ago

Not long ago, a friend lost her grandson to Leukemia.  He was only 17 months old!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Hello Roy Kelley thank you for the reminder on the September is Leukemia Awareness Month.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) about 1 month ago

Participate