October 25, 2018

Britany Fleetwood | Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Britany Fleetwood and Transplant Team“In early 2017, I woke up with a swollen neck. My doctor did some blood tests and sent me to see an oncologist in Rogers. That’s where I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.

After I came to UAMS, my condition entered the acute phase and became very aggressive. The chemo was long and very hard to take. An important part of my treatment was my bone marrow transplant, which took place on June 21. The donor for my transplant was a 34-year-old woman in Germany.

I had to stay in Little Rock for 100 days so they could monitor my condition. For a while, I was at UAMS seven days a week doing blood work. Then it went down to five, three, two and one.

Everyone who took care of me was fabulous. I couldn’t have done it without them. I’m still coming every week for appointments, but that will eventually go down to once every three months. I’m very grateful for the care I got at UAMS.”

Britany Fleetwood
Chronic myeloid leukemia survivor
Harrison, Ark.