Question: My Grandpop was diagnosed with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia. It is a rare cancer that travels through the blood stream and it is like Leukemia. He had many blood transfusions and his white blood cells were replaced. It then lead to frontal lobe dementia. He had no motivation to talk or eat. Waldenstrom is not meant to shorten your life, but he was admited into a nursing home for 18 months, and then passed away when he was 71. He was the healthiest man I ever knew! Could this have been avoided and is there anything new to help others with this cancer?
Keywords: blood, cancer, cells, dementia, frontal, leukemia, lobe, macroglobulinemia, rare, transfusions, waldenstrom