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???
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Diagnosed 9 years ago and put on Gleevec. Been in full remission per the fish text for a few years now. I'm 51 years old male and wanted to know 2 things. Are these side effects of the disease or medicine and should I try getting off of Gleevec. My body hurts daily like having the flu. Vision has decreased, memory is bad, muscles hurt, cramps, tired, getting out of bed hurts but body...
I was diagnosed with CML 18 months ago. I am on Gleevec and it has my numbers cancer cell numbers at less than .003 and the doctor is pleased. 2 months ago I went from 300 mg to 200 mg and feel much better...but have only 8 good hours a day. My endurance for any exercise is about 1/2 hour and can't begin to do what I used to do. Not finding any information about how I might feel and the Doc...
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