Monday, October 1, 2012

NFL Head Coach Diagnosed With Leukemia

NFL Head Coach Diagnosed With Leukemia, The Colts' Chuck Pagano receives troubling health news, but has reason for optimism. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano diagnosed with leukemia, out for indefinite amount of time, The Indianapolis Colts will have to continue their franchise rebuilding project without head coach Chuck Pagano for the time being. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star first reported that the team's first-year head man has been diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.

According to the American Cancer Society, "early diagnosis and treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia is important because patients with APL may develop serious blood-clotting or bleeding problems. This used to be treated with blood-thinning medicines, but is less often a problem now that treatment includes drugs like all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). Other treatments might include transfusions of platelets or other blood products."

The ACS reports that early treatment, which may include chemotherapy, brings remission in 80-90 percent of patients.


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