I just received my re-tested PCR results from M.D. Anderson.
Six weeks ago, I had my normal 3 month PCR test and learned that my PCR level increased from 0.06 to 0.12 (I lost my "zero"). It was within the margin of error for the test, but still disquieting. Dr. Cortes told me to re-test at six weeks and not change anything regarding dose. I take only 20 mg. Sprycel.
My test after six weeks returned 0.009 (from no zero's to two zero's). This is more than a log drop from six weeks ago.
I am getting this response on only 20mg. Sprycel. (although I did increase my Curcumin intake to a full 8 grams).
There is a chance I can get to CMR (pcru) on only 20mg. I am hopeful.
Thanks all for your support.
To those who suffer side affects on Sprycel - a lower dose can work for you. You should consider it as a viable option before giving up on Sprycel.
And also note that the variance in the PCR test can be significant. The overall trend is what is important.