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There are 2 main classifications of hereditary amyloidosis diseases: ATTR and Non-TTR.
However, it is further complicated by the fact that there are approximately 126 different genetic variations in ATTR, and at least 53 genetic variations in Non-TTR hereditary amyloidosis diseases.
is some good information.
you need to ask his doctors about the type of genetic hereditary amyloidosis he has
still, even with that information, there may not be enough information to tell what his potential life span would be
every patient is different and there has not been enough long term studies to tell average survival rates
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ask his doctors if he has a t(11:14) translocation which is 59% common which leads to a much improved complete response rate from chemotherapy and leads to prolonged survival and many year overall survival
The "high-risk" cytogenetic aberrations t(4;14), t(14;16) and del(17p13) conferred an unfavorable prognosis
ask his doctors which translocation his AL amyloidosis he has.
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hopefully with this type of hereditary amyloidosis he will respond well to the chemotherapy and be able to live for years and years after therapy.