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Kathy Reigle – T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia Patient Story

Kathy Reigle – T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

"I was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of leukemia (T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia) in November, 2010. At the time of my diagnosis, only a few cases with poor prognosis had been reported in the U.S. There were only five hospitals in the U.S. that had the capability and knowledge to treat me for this, and Hillman Cancer Center was one of them. I received treatments for a few months to put me in remission and prepare me for my allogeneic stem cell transplant at UPMC Shadyside in September, 2011. I visit Hillman Cancer Center for my checkups with Dr. Jing-Zhou Hou and his wonderful team of physicians and nurses who all make my ongoing experience fantastic!"