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ALL Ph+ remission using Gleevec

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Joined: Sep 2010

My husband was recently diagnosed with ALL Ph+ and is taking 600mg of Gleevec daily. He is currently in remission. His siblings are being tested now to see if one of them could become a donor for a bone marrow transplant. He is 69 years old and in very good health.

Has anyone been in this particular circumstance? How long have you been on Gleevec and how long have you been in remission.

Because this is such a rare type of cancer, we have been unable to find financial support or statistical support of the length of time a person could be in remisson for this type of cancer. We have found many sites re: CML but not ALL.

Thank you.

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Joined: Nov 2010

My son is 17 and also has PH+ALL and has been on 600mg Gleevec and is in remission.He is scheduled for transplant in December with an unrelated donor.I was just wondering how your husband is doing and if he has had his transplant?

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