A woman who was diagnosed with cancer that would kill her and told she only had two months to live is now cancer-free after taking an experimental drug.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Eliana, age 65, was taken aback when a routine blood test indicated she had a rare form of leukemia.
The chemotherapy treatment for the retired teacher’s disease began on Christmas Day, but several months later, she received the shocking news that her condition was fatal.
Eliana chose not to give up and, one month later, agreed to take part in a drug experiment.
She was the first patient to get this revolutionary new cancer therapy, which has not yet been given a name. It was made to take advantage of a chemical weakness that was found deep inside leukemia cells.
One year later, Eliana was determined to be cancer-free, which cleared the way for her to have a bone marrow transplant. She has been in remission ever since. It’s important to note that the treatment didn’t have any major bad effects on her.
Eliana, who was a frequent visitor to the gym and enjoyed active vacations before she received her diagnosis, recently celebrated her 31st wedding anniversary with her husband, John.
She also said that the trial that took place at the medical facility, which she referred to as the finest thing that has ever occurred to her, had provided her with a new start in life.
“The Christie is the best thing that happened to me. I enjoy going there, which is crazy, because who likes going to hospital? Everything is always explained to me and you are treated like a human being and not just a statistic. Every member of staff is incredible. I’ve now been given a new lease of life thanks to research, and feel like The Christie has worked a miracle,” she said.