ask: What is chances of servival of a CML patient?

By Arshad Khan December 14, 2012 - 12:05am
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i am taking IMATINIB 400 regularly for last two weeks. What is the servival chances and how long? Is it necessary to take this medicine life long? Can CML cured?

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Hi Arshad Khan,

 Welcome to EmpowHER. The goal of chronic myelogenous leukemia treatment is to eliminate the blood cells that contain the abnormal BCR-ABL gene that causes the overabundance of diseased blood cells. For most people, it's not possible to eliminate all diseased cells, but treatment can help achieve a long-term remission of the disease. You need to discuss with your doctor, about any medications or symptoms you are experiencing. 



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