Had a BMB at my one year mark in May of this year. Those results showed the following:
No mutations were detected within the analyzed region of the BCR-ABL1 kinase domain
BCR/ABL1 gene fusion were observed in 0/200 interphase nuclei scored
My last blood test from around that time in may 2014 showed 0.17%, today my blood results showed 0.15%--just cant seem to hit MMR.
My oncologist was a little concered as i am fast approaching my 18 month mark and have not been under .1% Also, my hemoglobin has been low (between 10 an 11). She suggested i start ferrous gluconate--she said anemia could mean my leukemia isnt as "under control" as we think?
She suggested a change in meds, but i have asked that if my results in November do not show .1% or less if i could try inreasing gleevec to 600mg from 400mg since i tolerate it pretty well.
They will be doing another BMB before swithing dosage or meds-anyone have any suggestions on what i can do to raise my hemoglobin besides the supplement. Are their certain foods that make it harder for gleevec to absorb into your system that maybe i should avoid? i take it after dinner. Also, anyone on here that raised their gleevec dosage that had success in getting to MMR?