Air Force officer works to conquer rare cancer

Schaible’s weekly trial is a blood test. The only numbers that matter to the 35 year-old commander of the 95th Transportation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are the ones forecasting his red blood cell count — his hematocrit. Passing the test means another week of life. And another sheet of ordinary looking bond paper gets filed in a faceless white binder along with four inches of other medical history on his desk.

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