I was diagnosed 10/2010 and was on Gleevec for 3 months on and off with a total of 4 weeks break due to myleosuppression. Then I started Tasigna 01/2011 but only lasted on Tasigna for 5 weeks with the first break for 2 weeks due to rash and then the 2nd break due to low counts. I have been off Tasigna now for 5 weeks and got a wbc shot to increase my neurophils since they dropped last week for the first time in awhile. They are checking me tomorrow to see if my neurophil counts come back up and if not, they want me to consider a BMT. My last counts were this past week was as follows:
Platelets 109 (back up from 24 4 weeks ago and a platelet transfusion)
Neutrophils 11% (reason for shot)
They will start me on Sprycel at 50mg as long as my neurophils come back up tomorrow which means will be at 2 more weeks before I get my medication sent to me with getting clearance from the pharmacy.
I think this is premature to send me down BMT lane when I still can try Sprycel, then some clinical trial drugs like Bosnotinib which does have such a strong impact on the production of healthy cells compared to the other TKI drugs...
Any thoughts on this? My last PCR was .009027 in January prior to starting Tasigna...