Aug 28, 2013|
Chris, a police officer from Wilbraham, was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and leukemia in January of 2011. Chris went through chemotherapy, full-body radiation, and a stem cell transplant. An avid Scuba Diver, Chris recently returned to the force, which he is very happy about. Chris is joined by Dr. Joseph Antin, who is an expert with patients who need stem cell transplants. Discussion gets a little heated when its revealed Chris is a New York Giants Fan.
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Let's sailed some friends here in studio Chris -- tender. Joins us from -- Massachusetts had to correct Chris yes sir -- and doctor Joseph and the chief of stem cell transplantation program. And Dana -- doctor good to see it tonight or -- a lot of questions for Chris okay. What happened you last week what you do for the first time a couple years. Come back to work did you like that because a lot of people well a lot of people would signal back to work not a real fun thing but for you this a major milestone. That was huge and our -- now fifteen months and found him that I asked doctor Hansen and his team Montenegro back. Some of these substances little more Malden and -- and about and you know. Make sure it was the right thing to do when they say as long as you can do it then you're cleared to go so. I don't have a chance in non. My department government was behind me on -- percent I mean Stephen knocking me donating six times so that I can keep my job and I really saw. And I got back Tea Party party for me -- from the part of our own piece of armor was there and it was just there was there was huge we'll be very emotional and people want to know what kept out of work fifteen months old. I had how they refer it was a double hit I had -- sell -- to bluster from Beaumont. And leukemia. Com which actually got back in January of 2011. Got in remission. And he came back last night. And my doctor at the time Husain dark from Springfield told me it's your only option is he had -- to get a transplant. And he said. Doctor and didn't come from Dana Farber was the best that you can gotten. I mean he knew he wasn't exaggerating -- -- reunion golf. It was more than a week -- -- Are connected to -- doctor Hansen and we started right right going to work outpatient chemotherapy. Which didn't work then I get admitted I'm got me into remission and my brother. But I remember being during when I wasn't in the hospital I've taken my voice -- baseball game and I got a call from Tony -- -- My doctor into this transplant team members. And she told me that my -- -- Was a perfect match wow. I was going into the ball field and had to pull -- -- -- -- -- and I told my boys and we also are coming we're all crying and Yemen that was like the biggest thing because there was a very low chance that he wouldn't. The match never mind a perfect match itself. We -- always huge there is just that was phenomenal was it like. With your brother when you found -- he's imagines -- with the experience you can share with us with your boys -- like the first time you saw your brother. There is incredible I mean just knowing that. He was gonna save my life you know I'll give me a chance to save my life along with a little help from doctor -- yeah. Yeah but without him you know yeah I mean you know who -- -- being an awfully mean -- somewhere about how to be my brother and now even. The best thing was just phenomenal earlier this month that's one year out for you where are you feeling now you look great I feel great conduct -- work. These guys getting information to us stars who were -- which is. Pretty much doing recreational thing I -- right now -- doing it for twenty years just. Obviously a lot of we go to do a lot of diving in Gloucester for lobster scallops in nearly vacation coming up right I do particularly looking forward to your wife with some friends yes now we'll scuba diving down down -- softening. You know all the kids this time in -- Well OK okay and sin no kids that's a vacation now -- very weak right song well and it -- he says only possible because of your brother number one and doctor Rand about a little bit to do this. You work it in an area where the correct me if I'm wrong people come to you when this is the last. They make you look at which you stem cell research might be the only hope they have. Of curing their cancer is that fair to -- Yeah that's fair to say is so that's perhaps a slight exaggeration but you know we have the capacity of curing diseases that are not curable with conventional therapy. And we either identify people in advance who we know based on the characteristics of their disease cannot be fractured. For people like Chris who who can give a good shot -- that's an intensive chemotherapy got into remission but the remission -- last. And so then we we we come in -- later on in and trying to clean up the mess. Clinton described below -- more super a lot of books themselves thin exactly. Floyd isn't as far as replacing the stem cells and someone's body was the procedure yeah. Castro and so for people who have blown my blood and bone marrow disorders. The knee problem often is is that one of these primitive cells that produces -- your blood has gone haywire. So chris' case one of the cells it makes lymphocytes -- -- -- ordinarily. Are part of your immune system there they're there to fight infections. Have failed him to mature properly and they are proliferating excessively and then they fill up the bone marrow in the lymph nodes and and and eventually get and other organs -- just a brain can cause real problems. So we have to do is to eradicate those can when you get the type of intensive therapy that Chris Scott. The the leukemia can be eradicated but also the healthy bone marrow whatever healthy bone marrow is co exist along with the leukemia is also eradicated. And that's for -- came and so we gave so small amount of -- bone -- some business themselves. And they go into the bone -- they they circulate in the blood they go in there they know where to go. We go to the right place they expand they may start to produce -- -- and restore normal blood cell production. So the reason he was out for a year. Is that even though the counts have recovered and he's making blood in a much more normal fashion it takes that long from immune system to recover we -- -- -- to back to very primitive state. And it just has to mature in the body -- about their long -- answers to measure covered we can -- vaccinated he's not immune to tetanus certain. You know group incorporated childhood food type stuff anymore we have to go through all that process again and and he's -- hole in his medications and back to work. What's your back to work you back to scuba diving also realized that I think -- -- brother Chad stepping up now means that Fiat should help move got to do that I. Thank you ask you all along this kind of stuff don't I'm not I'm pretty sure you can't say notice anything Arianna says the rest of away from being home for the last year and I didn't. You know I couldn't go to any public -- during voting -- like dust on. But my wife made sure that you know we got clearance from the doctors about. I could clean house. You know this is. So I made sure that I -- she made sure that I was in charge of doing all -- kind of softening and there is every night so. That was about the only thing that I could you actually -- VS UB pitchers here. I can't do -- I'm hungry fox fan man up and they're great dogs and honest and I'm always -- Red Sox fan but I many alliances vineyards all it's I got away from let's bring shadow so I got there. And a sprint hey I can feel like not if you want jump on the bandwagon all. Win and -- look -- they might seem you still lives today and I knew we need to pages -- not feasible both of them look if your brother. Who okay. Where nobody guilt trip player ever Cabrera some tough -- a better quarterback and Eli. Yeah yes I'll get a dog can't argue company videos -- -- -- -- -- -- so familiar. Thank you agree I love our comment on that yes he is gonna quarterback yeah but. I'm both super balls when the giants put pressure on Brady and people that not only -- Super Bowl. Results on the -- yeah. He did not take the pressure well. And not how we got serious even as their next call you guys know how you did this might all they can't really really good. Right now I'm. Glad you do well Chris you what grade did your brother Chad and doctor thank you so much for coming in these guys you know world join. -- --
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