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Dramatic news that Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been struck with leukemia means that he is in for drastic treatment. The same is true for the Colts. Pagano suffers from a form of acute myeloid leukemia. Information at the Johns Hopkins Medicine web site puts it as: "...the original acute leukemia cell goes on to form about a trillion more leukemia cells. These cells are described as "nonfunctional" because they do not work like normal cells. They also crowd out the normal cells in the marrow, causing a decrease in the number of new normal cells made in the marrow. The lack of normal white cells impairs the body's ability to fight infections. A shortage of platelets results in bruising and easy bleeding." Pagano's wife prompted him to seek treatment when he showed acute symptoms that did not go away. Pagano began treatment in secrecy last Wednesday at Indiana University's Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Larry Cripe, the special...
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