Is minor shortness of breath on Sprycel cause for concern? It comes and goes and my oncs do not seem concerned. I also notice that I am having edema coming and going, but my weight isn't fluctuating dramatically (a couple pounds up or down is pretty normal for me).
Also, I'm waiting PCR/FISH results. Can I even trust a PCR value if they are so varied? I've had two PCR values, one was known to be unreliable because it was super low while my FISH was 90% and the other one came back at 1.89. My oncologist explained to me that there are so many steps that mistakes at one stage of the process and just time alone can inaccurately produce a low value, which is likely why my initial PCR at diagnosis was mistakenly so low. If my PCR comes back undetectable, can I really celebrate or assume it was another mistake like my pcr mistake at diagnosis? Man, I don't mean to sound so much like Eeyore....I just am not very bubbly while waiting 2-3 weeks for big results.