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Moving Soon To Another State Can I Get The Same Treatment Everywhere For Cml
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more
Multiple: There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?
Is there a treatment. It takes me 15 min to roll over and lift myself up in stages. Then I struggle to walk but I'm fine after I get moving?
Pcr-FISH-karyotype: There are 3 main types of genetic tests. The old standard is to take a blood sample from the hip (marrow) and grow cells to look at all the chromosomes (karyotype). It is a 'broad strokes' look but not as sensitive as the others. A fish test looks at blood cells with 'probes' to the known genetic changes (moderately sensitive) and a PCR test is a 'molecular' test of the dna (very sensitive). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase which prevents certain protein development needed for cancer growth. So more of what is called a biologic therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cml and have responded well to treatment. I am 55and my brother is 57. Is there an age when a marrow transplant is not viable. ?
CML & transplant: You need to have therapeutic failure to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (gleevec, nilotinib, dasatinib) to be considered for sct (stem cell transplant). Age wise sct can be done upto age 70 in patients who have good end organ functions and physically fit. In most cases, results of these oral drugs are so impressive that sct is falling out of favor as it can have serious side effects & morbidity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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