Bob Czako asking for help


From: rczako@sprynet.com [SMTP:rczako@sprynet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 1997 8:05 AM
To: BMT-TALK@ai.mit.edu
Subject: from: BOB CZAKO - "I HAVE RELAPSED - PLEASE HELP!!"
 
HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP
 
Hello friends!
 
I am sorry that I have been so absent from the list recently. I haven't felt
very good lately.
 
Folks, I have some bad news. I had a biopsy of my chest wall last week and a
mass that I have there has been diagnosed as being Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I
have relapsed again. I am seventeen months post allogenaic transplant (at the
Hutch). I had an autologous transplant a year earlier in Cleveland.
 
Today the doctors at the Hutch in Seattle are going to consider my case and will
discuss whether or not they may be able to help me. I really hope that they
have a protocol for me or some ideas for me. I WANT TO FIGHT!! I WANT TO LIVE!!
I want to get back into remission because I believe that exciting new therapies
are just around the corner and I want to live long enough that I can take
advantage of them!
 
QUESTION: I am very interested in doing the Buffy-Coat procedure but since I may
already have some GVHD (we did a skin biopsy yesterday) - Buffy-Coat may not be
possible. Has anyone out there ever had the Buffy-Coat procedure even though
they had GVHD?
 
QUESTION: I am very interested in MONO-CLONAL ANTIBODIES. I have read about some
interesting stuff that Dr. Mark Kaminski has been doing at the U. of Michigan. I
think that I may not be a good candidate for his study because I have already
had radiation. However, I have heard if studies where drugs are used instead of
radioactive isotopes. Does anyone have any info about anyone doing Mono-Clonal
Antibodies studies for relapsed lymphoma?
 
If anyone out there has any ideas for me - PLEASE DROP ME A LINE!! If you want
to send me literature via the mail - my address is:
 
Bob Czako
6930 West Fitzwater
Brecksville, OH 44141
 
If you want to talk on the phone, please give me your number and I will call
you.
 
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!!!!!!
 
I love you all,
 
Bob

I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Bob Farmer - robert.farmer@comcast.net

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