Oct 07, 2009 - 7:00 pm
My 84 year old father was diagnosed with CML three weeks ago. He has been on Gleevec for just over a week, and is having sever muscle pain on his thighs, to the point that he can hardly walk. Is this a common immediate side effect? Also, in looking up research I have not be able to find any information on patients of his age. I'm not sure what to expect his life span to be. Is it better to NOT be on the chemo and let the cancer take its course? This is a man who just had his kidney removed three years ago, due to cancer. I would not say he is in very poor health but he has a lot of medical issues. Does anyone have any information they can provide me please.