Dec 22, 2010 - 5:02 pm
I am 43 and currently undergoing the Dana Farber protocol for PH+ ALL and have been on Gleevec since July 2010. I am midway through the intensification phase of treatment and still in remission. My Dr. is now recommending that I consider a BMT vs. moving to the next and final treatment phase.
I am at a crossroads in terms of my next move. From what I understand Gleevec is a drug that controls the PH+ Chrom, not something that cures it.
A BMT is a high risk procedure with no guarantees.
Has anyone opted to continue with treatment and not go the BMT route?
Thanks for your input