I finally got my results back for my last PCR and it's just flat-i.e. .0023. Here are my prior stats from before:
Jul 2009: 119% or 1.19 (from bone marrow. I had a peripheral PCR from a few days earlier that registered 106% or 1.06)
Sept 2009: restarted G after liver reaction
Dec 2009: FISH 0% BCR-ABL
Feb2010: .5% or .0050
Jun2010: .06% or .0006 (gained MMR)
Sep2010: .14% or .0014 (lost MMR)
Oct2010: .22% or .0022
Dec2010: .23% or .0023
My doc says I have a couple options:
- Stay on 400mg of G and wait until the next test in 3 months - she says there's still too little leukemia in my system to detect any further mutations. So a BMB would just be painful and unnecessary.
- Switch drugs - she doesn't want to increase my G dosage b/c of all of my side effects. I couldn't agree more.
I welcome everyone's thoughts and would be glad to hear from others who have had the same stall experience. From reading CallMeLucky's post, I think we may be in similar boats.
P.S. Hi Tedsey, I don't think we've ever interacted before, but I've read a lot of your posts. Just wanted to say, glad to read you're doing well on Sprycel.