My husband Tom came back from his hematologist with quite worring news. He s taking Sprycel now since almost a year, after first failing Glivec, and everything seemed to work fine, the sides are almost washing away, but apearently it s not going so well in his marrow. First I should say that it s not possible to extract marrow from him for analysis, after some failed attempts, the doctor is just analysing the blood, cytogenics os something like that, to see how many cancer cell are aout of 20.
Well, it appears at the last test, 3 months ago, that there is no progress, the bad cells didn t drop. The doctor thinks that s a dangerous situation because they can explode at once and lead Tom in an acute leukemia. So he s going to wait for the results in two weeks and if it still didn t drop, then consider another option. Actually he s even considering a transplantation, but I thought that was more a last option resort.
My question is, are there other pills he can try, that work for those who failed Glivec and Sprycel, maybe a clinical trial? Did somebody of you guys experienced a similar situation?
I m trying to keep our heads up, but Tom is quite dissapointed about this.
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