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Is a 24 month trial of tasigna (nilotinib) the best way to go about treating a cml diagnosis?

Is a 24 month trial of tasigna (nilotinib) the best way to go about treating a cml diagnosis?

YES: Tasigna (nilotinib) - was initially used as sencond line treatment for CML for patients resistant or intolerant to imatinib. Now it is indicated for first line treatment in CML in chronic phase. Its not a trial but treatment for cml. And yes you are right, we only have 24 month data to date as first line treatment. ...Read more

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I have cml. I take 600 mg tasigna-nilotinib daily, and4000 mg vit c per day and 5000iu vit d3. Is it safe to take as much? My doc says yes.

Vitamins: Vitamins a, d, e, & k are fat soluble vitamins and so too much supplement can lead to toxic levels. Vitamin c is water soluble and so excess can be eliminated in the urine. Your likely ok taking the vit d due to your ongoing treatment. However, your physician should check your level every 6 to 12 months to insure the level is optimal and not a risk. ...Read more

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A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Question?

No question: Rephrase. There was nothing on the question sheet. ...Read more

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Medication?

Medication?

Just don't know?: Please re-ask your question? Medication prescribing, use, management, monitoring, educating and keeping them straight and properly used is the most demanding and important thing I do daily with my patients. Good meds taken improperly can harm rather than help. Always go over you meds with your doctor and bring every single thing you take, rub on, inhale, put up or in your body , to every visit. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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Whats brat?

Whats brat?

Bland diet: Brat stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. It has been recommended for years for various stomach issues, especially gastroenteritis. However current studies do not show any benefit to using it, so it really is not indicated. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

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I dont know?

Then ask us!: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap public forum is free. Post your question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide virtual medicine consultations.) ...Read more

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What to eat?

What to eat?

Hair loss and diet: Diet can affect hair, but so can exercise, environment and a person's general health and genetics. Try to eat a healthy diet, with lots of vegetables, and healthy types of protein. Also stay active, exercise regularly and make sure you are getting enough sleep. If the hair loss persists, see your doctor. Feel better soon! ...Read more