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#1 WoofWoof


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

I've written often of my rash while on Gleevec, Tasigna and now Sprycel. Well my dag Daisy has developed a hot spot and been scratching quite a bit. So off to the vet we go.

We are now both taking the same medications: Atarax and Prednisone.


I have cancer but it doesn't have me

#2 janne



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

That IS funny....sounds like the dog is having "sympathy" itching.....would be great to find out that your itching is not from your TKI. Best of luck to you on Sprycel and Daisy for the dog itch...

Dx'd: 8/2008. Started Gleevec 400 mg 11/08. 

Drug break 2011.

Started Tasigna 4/11 450 mg.

Reduction to 300 mg Tasigna 1/2012.

PCRU 9/2012.

12/2012 Detectable.

PCRU 4/2013 through 3/2015. (Reduced to 150 mg 7/2014)

12/2015  ? slightly detectable at probably less than 0.01% per Mayo Clinic.

4/2016 PCRU. Still at 150 mg Tasigna.


CESSATION: stopped treatment 7/20/2017. 

9/6/2017:  barely detectable at 0.01%. 

12/11/2017: PCR at 0.09% (did not do the monthly PCR testing.) 

12/18/2017: Inevitable call from Onc. Started back on Tasigna at 150 mg. (Considering Sprycel low dose.) 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Maybe a couple of flea collars will do the trick!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

Do you find yourself itching  your rash with your foot?  Or licking yourself......never mind that one (HB still can't get over that Moose/buffalo thingy that burned an inprint into her eyes.)

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

No amount of Gleevec Fog will fade the images that this thread evokes.  I am doomed....

Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.

Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400.  Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).

Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hi WW,

  I hope you and your doggie are doing better. I had a red doberman that had hot spots, vet put him on prednisone too. If I don't get any satisfaction from that onc I have to see in Pittsburg on the 22, Would you make an appt with your vet for me?  My old vet retired a long time ago.            Billie

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