I was dx with cml in June 2006 and was pcru by December of 2007. I remained pcru until
I was dx with CML in June 2006. I was pcru in December 2007. I remained pcru until August 2011, at which time may ratio was 14 copies in 100,000. In June 2012 I moved and my new lab returned a report of 0.051%. In January 2013 the same lab reported 0.083%. In July 2013 the same lab reported 0.091%. The latest report this month is 0.537%. I haven't seen the doctor yet. I have scheduled to see another doctor for a second opinion but will know nothing until the 19th.
Should I be expecting a change to disatanib? If so, what can I expect from the switch? Will I immediately stop imatinib and go to disatanib? What kind of response window will be established? Is it unreasonable to anticipate a return to CMR?
All other blood markers are in normal ranges except red blood cells, hemoglobin, and hematocrit; they are just slightly low; they always have been since starting imatinib.
I have been feeling great. Lot's of energy, swimming 1.5 miles a day and am very busy living out my retirement dreams. I desire honest guidance.