I've just received my latest CBC results and if I could get some feedback on these results, I'd be grateful.
WBC - 9.8 (3.8-10.8)
RBC - 3.46 (4.2-5.8)
Hemoglobin - 11.2 (13.2-17.1)
Hematocrit - 33.7 (38.5-50)
Absolute Neutrophils - 5664 (1500-7800)
Absolute Lymphocytes - 2803 (850-3900)
Absolute Monocytes - 1029 (200-950)
Absolute Eosinophils - 274 (15-500)
Absolute Basophils - 29 (0-200)
1-Month Prior (7/24/12)
WBC - 7.6
RBC - 3.49 (4.2-5.8)
Hemoglobin - 11.6 (13.2-17.1)
Hematocrit - 34.7 (38.5-50)
Absolute Neutrophils - 4446
Absolute Lymphocytes - 2440
Absolute Monocytes - 502
Absolute Eosinphils - 160
Absolute Basophils - 53
I was on 600mg Gleevec and switched to 800mg Tasigna (400mg twice a day) after my 3-month PCR was 3.4% down from 29.3% and my FISH was 13% down from 96%. I switched on 8/6/12. So, the latest CBC shows almost 3 weeks of Tasigna. I'm not as concerned about my Red blood cell, hemoglobin, and hematocrit, as these have been steadily getting better since diagnosis. However, this is the first time that they have regressed so maybe I should be concerned about these numbers. I am concerned about all the White blood cell counts. All of them have increased, even though they are still within the normal range, except for the Absolute Monocytes.
Is this typical behavior of Tasigna upon being switched to it? I honestly thought I would see much lower whilte blood cells and wasn't at all expecting to see higher numbers. Hopefully this is nothing I need to worry about. I am getting really tired of the constant worrying...
My next appointment with my onc is in a month.