New drug trial at CU Anschutz may be a cure to a strain of Leukemia
9 NewsByron Reed Apr 8, 2019
"Penni Shuey knows that she can rely on her sister Shannon Waigand, especially when times get tough.
'I was diagnosed January 15, 2019,' said Shuey. 'I had been sick for a couple of weeks. I thought I had the flu. I was very tired and my throat kind of hurt.'
'When she went into the hospital, I immediately drove out that day,' said Waigand. 'She’s not lying when she said she was at death’s door.'
Shuey was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - an aggressive type of cancer that can affect every organ of the body. It's traditionally treated with high-intensity chemotherapy.
'I was scared of leaving my family behind and I knew I was dying. I could feel it,'"
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