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Can someone help me with these numbers?
ABNORMAL MALE KARYOTYPE
46,XY, add(5)(q13)(2)/44-47,idem,-7,-9,add(15)(q22),-16,add(17)(p 11.2),+21,+1-2mar[cp16]/46,XY
Cytogenetic analysis shows abnormal male karyotype. Two cells show additional unidentified material on 5q, resulting in deletion of 5q, and a composite of sixteen cells show this change as well as loss (monosomy) of chromosomes 7, 9 and 16, additional unidentified material on 15q and 17p, resulting in deletions of 15q and 17p (TP53), a gain (trisomy) of chromosome 21 and one to two unidentified marker chromosomes, indicating clonal evolution. Two cells show a normal karyotype.
My Dad is being stubborn and doesn’t want a second opinion… He had to be rushed to ER Saturday because he needed a blood transfusion, they were trying to wait till Monday but he couldn’t wait, now he needs another transfusion and they want to stop his procrit shot and put him on chemo, now they are talking about putting him in a Rehab facility because he’s not getting stronger… He told his sister first the hospital, then Rehab, then hospice.. I hate seeing him like this, a few weeks ago he was working, this is so overwhelming…
I also am scared, my father was recently diagnosed with MDS, he is 75, I am going with him once a week to receive his procrit shot and his Dr has mentioned Vidaza which I know is Chemotherapy, she also recommended Revlimid which I read was for patients that are low risk and they said my Dad is high risk so I’m confused. Prayers to all who are suffering and to caregivers who are assisting love ones go through this terrible disease…
Thank you Raghda, I’m still trying to process this diagnosis, I was up reading half the night trying to learn all I can, I’m also trying to compile a list of questions for my mother to ask the doctor because he is supposed to be released from the hospital today and have his first consultation Friday. I really want to know where they are going to grade him on the scale, I’m hoping and praying it’s low risk with his symptoms and blood transfusions I don’t know, but like you said I can always hold on to hope. I will download the book you suggested for the family and continue to try and support my family… Thank you for praying for my Father and family I will likewise hold your Father, yourself, and family in my prayers also…more to come
After a week and a half in hospital, most in ICU, and 4 blood transfusions we found out today my 75 year old Dad/my hero has MDS, I had to Google it, my Mother is sad, my Brother is in denial, and I do not know what to do…