Has anyone else had a new cancer come up post dx for cml. The dentist found a growth in my soft pallet and sent me to an ENT surgeon. They operated and removed it for biopsy and it came back malignant for adenoid cystic carcinoma. It is even more rare than cml as only about 1200 cases are reported per year.
I am being told I need to go for radiation treatments 5 days per week for 7 weeks. I had some good news though. My bcr/abl went from 0.014 to 0.0079. I am wondering if anyone knows if the radiation will cause my numbers to go up? (On a side note the ct scan for the new cancer found a "very large pleural effusion in the right thoracic cavity and there is interstitial thickening in the right lung" I am not sure what the lung thing is but if anyone knows please let me know.