Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:53 PM
Toxic drugs can save lives in the short term, but we need to be mindful of the long term. And of course - these new drug prices are only going to go up in price as class action litigation gets underway ...
The risks of Tasigna potentially causing heart disease (atherosclerosis) are well known (since at least 2013). This is no surprise. The prudent approach is to have your arteries scanned (carotid - others) for atherosclerosis progression while taking Tasigna. There is also pro-active things you can do to minimize - even reverse atherosclerosis - increase vitamin K2 in your diet to combat Tasigna's potential affects in this area:
Also need to make sure you have high normal levels of vitamin D (between 50-70 ng/ml) which works with K2 to manage calcium deposition:
(Appendix: and there are lawsuits for Sprycel and Gleevec too .... Lawyers need to make a living - no?
Diagnosed 11 May 2011 (100% FiSH, 155% PCR)
with b2a2 BCR-ABL fusion transcript coding for the 210kDa BCR-ABL protein
Sprycel: 20 mg per day - taken at lights out with Quercetin and/or Magnesium Taurate
6-8 grams Curcumin C3 complex.
2015 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
2016 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
March 2017 PCR: 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
June 2017 PCR: "undetected"
September 2017 PCR: "undetected"