Others out there with CEL (Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia)?
I know there are at least a few. It would be nice if we could start a new discussion just for us so that we could compare notes.
I have had CEL for about six years, three diagnosed and treated. I use hydroxy urea every day and it controls my eosinophils at a moderate level and I have only minor eczema like plaques on my legs and arms. They can be pretty itchy. Only future hazard is conversion to ACL which would not be good.
I am looking forward to meeting you. My name is John, I live in Jacksonville, FL.
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Thank you. I sent the link to her.
Yes, my sister. I will forward this link to her. Thank you so much!
Hi @lindaibm Sometimes the planets align and I feel like a fairy god mother. I found exactly the support group you’re looking for regarding Philip’s CPAP machine.
I hope this helps you out. Did you or a loved one use this machine and now have cancer?
Can you please help find posts or a group that has been diagnosed with cancer and used a Philip's CPAP machine? I'm not having much luck. Thank you!
Noone!!?? That's amazing. I had been going to dermatologists for about two years for treatment of extremely itchy patches of skin mostly on the backs of my legs and some on my arms. I see my PCP regularly and have annual blood tests. He noticed that my eosinophils were climbing and well our of normal range. I had a marrow blood sample taken and the mutation for CEL was identified. My Dr at Mayo Jacksonville started me on Hydrea (hydroxyurea) immediately. I still get occasional outbreaks of the exzema like plaques, and treat them with tacrolimus. Hopefully my CEL does not convert to AEL.
Good morning, @johnra I’ve scoured our forum for other members who have Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia so that I could help connect you. You’re a rare bird!
This is a great idea to start a new discussion about CEL. Be patient, it may take a little time for people to start trickling into the forum. But I’m a firm believer of “If you build it, they will come.” ☺️
It’s encouraging to hear you’re maintaining status quo after having this for 6 years. How were you finally diagnosed 3 years after the onset? What were your symptoms?