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    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    3/19/2010 4:28:51 PM

    Reviewer: jonathancg, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Just the occasional nausea, but otherwise no serious side effects. I have gained some weight because I have to eat a full meal with the drug to avoid nausea.

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    1/28/2010 3:29:46 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    There was bearly any side effects and went into remission after two months thanks to doctor Nick

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    11/8/2009 8:18:52 AM

    Reviewer: 6 years out, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I'm writing this for my deceased husband who was taking the Gleevec for CML. He took it for 6 years and was in a hard remission according to his oncologist. He died from sudden death syndrome October 13, 2009 due to heart damage from the drug. Fair warning to all.

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    8/12/2009 7:39:56 PM

    Reviewer: Kathie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was lucky in that my CML was caught fairly early. I started on Gleevec about 10 months ago. The worst side affect is the pain in my stomach and intestines - with a little diarrhea thrown in for luck! Ha! I also have a lot of trouble with blood vessels bursting in my eyes! Makes me look like a monster sometimes. I've had a little trouble with cramps, but haven't gained any weight. I REALL ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    6/24/2009 1:58:55 PM

    Reviewer: Jazmin, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Has anyone experienced high anxiety from taking the drug Gleevec. I have been diagnosed with CML and have taken Gleevec for 6 months now and anxiety has gotten a LOT worse. Anyone else have this problem and know how to treat it? Thanks in advance

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