Lucky to be working at a Medical Center

By Bonnie, United States, February 28, 2014

In the early 70's I was working as a research lab technician at Albany Medical College which is part of Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. I came down with a high fever which lingered long enough to be hospitalized. I began to have an outbreak of small tumors on my face and arms. For three months nobody could diagnose the problem. I was seen by many resident doctors and current medical students and their MD professors. Everyone wanted to be the first to discover what I had. Finally, a resident Doctor/Teacher came up with the diagnosis...Histiocytosis X. I was treated with the anti cancer drug Vinblastin. Immediately, the tumors shrunk and I was discharged. No problems since then !

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