I just got the call from my doctor with my three month test results. I've been on 400 mg Gleevec since August 1, 2012, and I was diagnosed in late July 2012.
FISH went from 97% to 71%.
PCR was about a 0.5 log reduction [I don't remember my exact PCR numbers at diagnosis, the labs are at home].
I achieved a complete hematological response within 3 weeks on Gleevec (my WBC started at 140 -- now about 6).
I was hoping for a better response, but the doctor seems satisfied with my progress. I'm having little to no Gleevec side effects, so I'm hoping to stay on this medication if possible. I did have anemia for the past few months, but it has mostly disappeared as of this last test [the doctor attributed it to the hydroxyurea I took for a week pre-Gleevec].
Is this a fairly normal/average result? Thoughts?