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Any Thoughts On Drug Trials? Pros And Cons.

Any Thoughts On Drug Trials? Pros And Cons.

I’m getting ready to start drug treatment for CLL after 8 years of wait and watch. I just started with a new oncologist and she is sending me to see about a drug therapy trial. Has anyone had experience with this?

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

My husband started on these same meds 3 years ago.

posted about 2 years ago

I Have Cml And Having A Hard Time Eating.can Anyone Help

I Have Cml And Having A Hard Time Eating.can Anyone Help

How do I approach my Dr to get them to understand. I can't force myself to eat
When I do my stomach hurts I snack all day. I also am diabetic and some of the things that they want me to eat I can't. How do I explain so they understand.

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I haven't had many issues with being unable to eat during my four years of treatment
I did, however, develop gastrointestinal issues which were complicated by daily use of a statin drug to lower… read more

posted 3 months ago

CLL Patient For 34 Years. Did Anyone Have A Reaction To The 2nd Covid Shot? My Lymph Nodes In My Neck Are Now Huge And Sore. Suggestions?

CLL Patient For 34 Years. Did Anyone Have A Reaction To The 2nd Covid Shot? My Lymph Nodes In My Neck Are Now Huge And Sore. Suggestions?

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Yes had a bad reaction to second moderma vaccine and was so sick. This is when my cough got worse and had a total body scan. That’s when I was diagnosed wi SLL because f swollen lymph nodes under left… read more

posted 6 months ago

Learning About CLL

Learning About CLL

I'm 51. My WBC is 63,000 my Lymphocytes are 54. When does treatment usually start. Why not treat now instead of waiting till it progresses. Very Confusing. Thx

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

My oncologist would start treatment when my white count was at 50,000. The retuxin drip worked for years. But in March it didn't work as well so oncologist called for genetic blood testing and put me… read more

posted about 1 year ago

CLL Treatment And Residual Neuropathy

CLL Treatment And Residual Neuropathy

Hello,

My girlfriend, 64, is a previous leukemia patient and survivor. She also has some neurological issues that affect her memory. This, coupled with the fact that she was also very sick with leukemia, makes it difficult for her to recall some of the details of the time span in which she was sick.

My girlfriend gets exhausted quickly, which we attribute in part to her past illness, but she also has a lingering neuropathy problem.

She thinks that she was taking a drug by the name of… read more

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Hang in there. I would like for you to think About finding a good oncologist. I have cll and retuxin drips for four Mondays in March. Didn't work as well as it did so oncologist called for genetic… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Imbruvica Use

Imbruvica Use

I have been on Imbruvica for about 1 month now for CLL. When my WBC count hit 68 in mid March 2020, the doctor put me on it. 2 weeks after starting the drug my WBC count was 95. Today I had another blood test and it is up to 111. I spoke with the oncologist today and he said to not be alarmed and to expect a spike when starting the Imbruvica for the 1st month or 2 (it can double according to him), but after that it should drop dramatically. Has anyone else that is on Imbruvica noticed this… read more

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Yes my white blood 89,000 then spiked up all the way to over 300,000.. within one month and half....so dnt be alarmed ..then had to get immunotherapy treatments with rituxan once a week before it… read more

posted over 1 year ago