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I'm so sorry this happened
Basically he had a bone marrow issue that transformed.
This happens sometimes. He had polycythemia and this disease mutated into leukemia and that is what got him
I'm sorry he had to suffer.
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I am a cancer doctor.
I am also sorry about your husband.
there are several different types of leukemia.
CLL or chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common form and can transform into ALL or acute lymphocytic leukemia and be more aggressive and fatal
sometimes bone marrow mutations can occur and turn into AML or acute myelocytic leukemia and be aggressive and fatal as well.
it doesn't sound like staying away from gluten really helped.
he could have had crohns disease or ulcerative colitis and not celiac spruce gluten allergy
in the UK, it can be hard to get a consultation with a GI specialist to get a colonoscopy for proper diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.
at his age, most likely a bone marrow transplantation to fight his leukemia most likely was not possible.
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