"I'M NOT IN WEEK 9 BUT RATHER THERE ARE ONLY 3 TO GO"
Rosario has Lymphocytic Lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma clinically and molecularly similar to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL). The difference is that Lymphocytic Lymphoma is mainly found in the lymph nodes, whilst the CLL tends to be found in the bone marrow and blood circulation.
The first symptom was anaemia. She was diagnosed with haemolytic anaemia, a condition in which there aren't enough red blood cells in the bloodstream due to premature destruction. Although she began treatment in Almería, she was soon referred to the "Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital" in Badalona (Barcelona). She is now being treated with CAMPATH, a last generation monoclonal antibody. Her treatment is going well despite having had to overcome a serious cytomegalovirus infection.
Rosario with her niece, who goes with her to every medical appointment
Dr. Navarro, her doctor, explains that Rosario is in the 9th week of treatment. She corrects him: "I'm not in week 9 but rather there are only 3 to go. When I'm finished, I'll return to my village if Dr. Navarro allows me to. He will decide".
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