Indianapolis Colts football coach Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at the end of September, is already in "complete remission," according to his doctor Larry Cripe.
Results from both a white blood cell count as well as a bone marrow test came out normal following his sole treatment to date, a single round of chemotherapy. He will undergo another round of chemotherapy soon, followed by one more to complete his initial treatment.
Said interim coach Bruce Arians:
"His [blood cell] count was great. He knows that this next [round] is going to be really tough and we’re praying for him, and he’s going to be fine."
Acute promyelocytic leukemia is an extremely aggressive form of leukemia that requires immediate treatment upon diagnosis. People who go without treatment tend not to live longer than a few months.