I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of September - had two different types of tumour in my right breast and had a third tumour on one of my lymph glands. I had a mastectomy and axillary clearance surgery in late October and I'm now going through 6 sessions of chemo before I start radiotherapy.
My older brother was ill over the Christmas, was admitted for pneumonia and was finally diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia.
He is now also being treated with chemo.
Our mum died 12 years ago from a brain tumour but apart from that there is no history of cancer in our family.
Are there any other cases where siblings are going through cancer at the same time - could there be any common connection between breast cancer and AML?
Any further words of advice as to how I can be of help to my brother?