Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Resources & Support
At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals.Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF's support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.
Just after the brain hemorrhage I asked my doctor, "Am I going to die?" And he said, "No, you are not going to die."
In 2008, Nancy White Gamble learned that she had a rare form of leukemia called acute promyelocytic leukemia. APL, a type of acute myeloid leukemia, used to be a difficult cancer to manage. Fortunately, today it is not only treatable, but curable. After two years of treatment, Gamble, now 59, got a clean bill of health and resumed her active charity work in the Napa Valley, where she lives.