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WBBM-Channel 2's Derrick Blakley battling bone marrow cancer


Best wishes for a speedy recovery to CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 reporter Derrick Blakley, who has taken a medical leave of absence from the station while he is treated for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In an email to his colleagues at Channel 2, Blakley said he will undergo chemotherapy and eventually a stem cell transplant -- procedures that will require time in the hospital and away from work.


Just wanted Mr.Blakeley to know that I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in May of 2008. I was treated at Northwestern Memorial by Dr. J. Metha who is one of the best in the world. I have underwent 2 stem cell transplants that last one on January 5th of this year. I am doing just fine. My first one was on April 30th, 2009 and I returned to work on June 15th. I scheduled the 2nd one after conferring with Dr.Metha that it would benefit me in the long run, but not because the 1st one wasn't a sucess.
Tell Mr. Blakley, I would be more than willing to share any information that will encourage him as he prepares for his treatment. he can e-mail me anytime.

And how about adding some more pictures? I’m not trying to offend anyone, page is really nice. Just as I’ve heard visitors acquire information much more efficient if they see some useful pics.

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