Catherine C. Inosanto, 44 years old, single, and the youngest from an Aklanon family has been going in and out of hospitals due to her ailment, she has been diagnosed to have Stage IV Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
She has been undergoing treatment and was recently confined to a hospital in Roxas City. Her sister, a very dear friend, approached me to create this crowdfunding.
Your support will help Catherine and her family for her treatment.
FACTS about AML:
AML can be life-threatening. It can spread quickly to your blood and to other parts of your body, such as your:
- Lymph nodes
- Brain and spinal cord
How acute myeloid leukemia affects you depends on certain things, including how well it responds to treatment.
Because acute myeloid leukemia moves quickly, it’s important to begin treatment right away. It will depend on several things, including what kind of AML you have, how far it’s spread, and your overall health.
You’ll have treatment in two phases:
- Remission induction therapy. This aims to kill leukemia cells in your blood and bone marrow so you go into remission, with no signs of the disease.
- Consolidation therapy. This is also called post-remission or remission continuation therapy. It’s intended to kill any remaining leukemia cells so the disease doesn’t come back.
You may have one or more types of treatment in either phase:
- Stem cell transplant.
- Targeted therapy.
Acute myeloid leukemia often begins with flu-like symptoms. You might have:
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Tiny red spots on your skin (petechiae)
- Swollen gums
- Swollen liver or spleen
- More infections than usual