My husband was diagnosed approx 4 1/2 years ago and has been taking Gleevec. This past month he has developed a low grade fever and has been soaking the covers with sweat potentially when the fever breaks. Today we received the results of his recent FISH test and I wish I had grabbed a copy of the results...but I believe the doctor said it went from 11 to 79....not sure what this means. Anyway, he is intolerant of a higher dose of Gleevec and the doctor suggested he try Tasigna if the tests they sent him for today come back consisent with the test we just received. Any feedback on side affects and response to this drug is greatly appreciated. The information on side affects I read on the websites are disturbing...paticularly the QT prolongonation (sudden death).
Is it potentially better to consider a BMT at his age instead of continuing to play with new drugs?