I have been on tasigna for 1 full year from diagnosis and just got my BMB results. I noticed everyone else putting their numbers in percentages and log reductions but what my doctor mailed me does not put the results like that. was hoping someone can tell me how to convert the numbers or at least understand them. I pretty much get that I am not pcru due to the detection of cancer cells. but i'll just put what my doc wrote below.
"Your BCR-ABL PCR was + in 218 cells from peripheral blood and 40 cells from bone marrow, both down from 535 positive cells in February (which in Feb.I only had blood tests, no BMB). FIsH on your bone marrow was normal in 100% cells examined"
I don't really know how that translates into if i'm "on track" or not, and what is fish? sorry so ignorant, i'm a very busy mom, haven't done my research in CML vocabulary or test result translation.
thx for any light you can shed, i appreciate it.