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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Please contact me if you know anyone with either CCL or AML

The google "Asarco" alert just pulled up an El Paso person's blog ( H Paul Garland - http://hpgarland.blogspot.com/ ) and they profile the CCL page (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia). That leads me to think that someone they know, maybe locally, has CCL. And THAT is interesting to me because we already have two cases in young El Pasoans of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) who either worked at Asarco or grew up in the lower-valley plume. Another search in google came up with an interesting article showing that CCL and AML might be associated together as leukemias -- people might get one if they get the other.

"We cannot exclude a fortuitous association between AML/MDS and CLL, and this hypothesis could be supported by Copplestone et al. [6]. However, such conditions are more common with advancing years, but this was not the case for our two patients who developed AML/MDS within one year following diagnosis of their CLL."
http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/10/3/362.pdf

The El Paso person's website mentions that only 12 people die a year in the whole nation from CCL

If you know someone with CCL or AML please reply through the comment option on this post.
thanks!!

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