about the book
In April 2015, my wife and I watched the six hour PBS presentation of Ken Burns’ production of ‘Emperor of all Maladies’. This program chronicles the historical progress towards understanding and curing cancers of all types. The film features one of the most encouraging advancements: childhood leukemia. Iin the 1960’s the cure rate was around six percent while the current cure rate is around ninety percent plus. Wow! I would urge every human and especially those diagnosed with the dreaded C-word disease to view the program or read the book by Siddartha Mukherjee.
The story of my experience with a rare type of acute myeloid leukemia.