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What is a typical schedule for testing in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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A typical schedule for testing may look something like this:

  • During the first 3 months, you'll likely have a complete round of blood tests every 2 weeks.
  • At 3 months, you may get a follow-up bone marrow study. After the third month, you'll have blood and bone marrow tests at least once every 6 months until you have a complete cytogenetic response.
  • Once you have a complete cytogenetic and molecular response, you'll get a PCR test every 3-6 months and a cytogenetic analysis once every year.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

Goldman, L. and Ausiello, D., eds.  , 23rd ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2007. Cecil Medicine

Baccarani, M.  , May 4, 2009. Annals of Oncology

FDA website.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 3, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

Goldman, L. and Ausiello, D., eds.  , 23rd ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2007. Cecil Medicine

Baccarani, M.  , May 4, 2009. Annals of Oncology

FDA website.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 3, 2018

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