There is no such thing as a resistance test. There is a kinase mutation test. But there are many possible reasons for resistance or even slower response. And no, you do not need a new Onc. You have a number of options, and you just need to either continue doing what you are doing or do something else if you want to.
Hello Trey and Everyone, Thank you for the reply Trey. The nurse called with my PCR results from January 06, 2016. I have 0.18% (IS.) cells containing the BCR-ABL gene left in my blood. She said that the doctor is happy with it and wants me take the same dosage. There has been no change since September 2015. Sept. 0.18% Nov. 0.18% Jan. 0.18%, I wish a knew why the slow response. He doesn't seem to be looking for PCRU as long as the numbers stay low. I have a copy of all my PCR results and on everyone of them he wrote the target is .15%. My next appointment with him is February 24th, and after that appointment I have a few options, I have to see which one will I choose. Any advise/opinion is appreciated. I thank God for all of your support! Thank you.
Kat73, To answer your question, I was diagnosed March 2014, and I take 300 mg. Imatinib. Thanks.