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new drug just approved nov. 2013. my husband had CLL for twenty years....but never needed treatment. Watch and wait. Last two years his platelet, WBC count wacky, up and down out of normal range. Also on and off night sweats. Last Feb. platelets went down to 17 and he was treated at MD Anderson Cancer clinic in Mesa, Az. Since he had never received any other treatment, was put on a regimen of Obi...

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arlene | 75 or over | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Caregiver
6/12/2014
Condition: Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
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new drug just approved nov. 2013. my husband had CLL for twenty years....but never needed treatment. Watch and wait. Last two years his platelet, WBC count wacky, up and down out of normal range. Also on and off night sweats. Last Feb. platelets went down to 17 and he was treated at MD Anderson Cancer clinic in Mesa, Az. Since he had never received any other treatment, was put on a regimen of Obinutuzumab (Gazyva) plus Chlorambucil. He has one more cycle to go. At this point, never a sick day..no side effects at all. Blood work looks good. Platelets now up to 114. WBC and RBC still a tad low but overall he is well and has tolerated these drugs unbelieveably well. He also is on Acyclovir every day and Bactrim three days a week to help wack away any infections. His magnesium did go down a bit so had a couple of infusions of Mag. Now he is on Magnesium pills which he currently is taking every day.Mag is now in normal range. He does experience some slight constipation at times but keeps this in good control by taking Senna over the counter med....., a natural laxative prescribed by his Triage nurse at MD Anderson.His recent A1C test was 5.9. All his liver function and kidney numbers are fine. Hoping for a good remission to the CLL.Read More Read Less

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