Another newbe here. I was diagnosed over 3 1/2 years ago and only just now have I found your little world. It's good to read all the topics. Lots of info.
I'm lucky bcause my wife is a molecular biologist, so she is often able to explain things to me. Yesturday I got back my latest BMB and the strange comments were all over the place. For instance, Megakaryocytes appear increased in the bone marrow with a rare promyelocyte identified. The overall findings are not typical for chronic myelogenous leukemia. What does that mean? My Dr. is a super lady but didn't explain this to me. The paper goes on to say that molecular studies should be completed for analysis. Now I've been drilled at least 6 times and get a bit tired of it, if you all know what I mean.
So if I need pcr done(which it is every 3-4 weeks, 148 copies, 268 copies, 168 copies, 58 copies, and so on per 1000abl copies) then why do they need to keep drilling. My gosh, I feel like a product of Halliburton.
I see a great team of Oncs. at Northwestern in Chicago. Ciao, Scottie......