Just curious about how long does it take to achieve complete remission with CML. My husband was dx with CML about a year ago with 80% cancer cells. He was taking the sprycel for about 9 months and then stopped because of side effects. He's been taking the gleevec for about 3 months and its been working. His last FISH test was about 3 months ago. Tests showed less than 1% cancer cells. He just had another test last week and it was about the same as last time. Doctor was very happy. Doctor said he was having a Major molecular response but not yet a complete remission. I assume all is well. How long does it take for remission to come???