Acute Myeloid Leukemia
“Dr. Goldenberg and his first-rate staff at Manhattan Hematology Oncology Associates have brilliantly and compassionately helped me navigate the trail to recovery.”
Dr. Alec Goldenberg saved my life in the spring of 2011. I was incredibly lucky to meet him on the day after my 47th birthday when I was rushed to the hospital with acute myeloid leukemia and a shocking prognosis that seemed to guarantee that my young sons would soon be motherless. While I could discern the direness of my situation in many people’s faces, the only thing I ever saw in Dr. Goldenberg’s eyes was hope. It isn’t that he shielded me from the facts.
I am a journalist, and he expertly answered every question in as much detail as I desired. But he also helped harness my fears––and my family’s––always reminding us that statistics are softened by margins of error and encouraging us not to gallop too far into the future because the course of treatment that he prescribed would be an intricate step-bystep process. As we dealt with the inevitable setbacks and incremental progress before and after my bone marrow transplant, Dr. Goldenberg offered invaluable perspective and reassurance. In the years since he faithfully appeared at my hospital bedside every morning ready to address any concerns, Dr. Goldenberg has not only become a trusted resource, he and his first-rate team at Manhattan Hematology and Oncology Associates have brilliantly and compassionately helped me navigate the trail to recovery.