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In 2001 diagnosed w-CML which was unaffected by chemo. I was told typical life span 3-5 years but along came gleevec. It has proven to be very effective at keeping my leukemia under control. It turns out I am allergic to it but take it anyway. Developed peripheral neuropathy which was blamed on the chemo but I really believe it is the gleevec. The following health issues I developed may or ma...

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Tiredness, weight gain,headache.

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Anonymous | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
1/1/2021
Condition: unresectable or metastatic Kit (CD117) positive gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Overall rating 4.3
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Mr62Buick | 45-54 | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
4/1/2018
Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Overall rating 5.0
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I was diagnosed with CML a few days ago. My spleen was exceptional in size and only then did I know I had CML after hitting the ER. When I was diagnosed with CML, the doctor prescribed this medicine. Within 3 days, my spleen was normal size and my symptoms have reversed themselves. Easy to take in pill form in the AM. So far I have no side effects. Without this medication, I would also have the 5 year life expectancy. But since this pill came along, I was told I can have a full long life. We will see.

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Anonymous | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
2/16/2016
Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Overall rating 5.0
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No major side effects. Occasional minor skin itching on lower legs.

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ps | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
7/28/2013
Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Overall rating 4.0
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In 2001 diagnosed w-CML which was unaffected by chemo. I was told typical life span 3-5 years but along came gleevec. It has proven to be very effective at keeping my leukemia under control. It turns out I am allergic to it but take it anyway. Developed peripheral neuropathy which was blamed on the chemo but I really believe it is the gleevec. The following health issues I developed may or may not be related to gleevec: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, neuropathy, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain. I think that about covers it. The point is this - I prayed for the opportunity to see my children graduate, kiss the face of my first grandchild and be allowed to live 15 more years. I am blessed. In spite of all the side effects and other health issues, God has answered my prayers. It has been 12 years - I have kissed the face of TWO grandchildren and saw both girls graduate. One is still in med school. Yes, I feel nausea when I take the drug and itch so I take another pill or two or 5. 12 years of diarhea can be a bit annoying but I'm still able to enjoy my life. Diagnosed at 44 - now I'm 56!

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jeanne | 65-74 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
11/11/2009
Condition: Stromal Tumor of Stomach or Intestines
Overall rating 3.3
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Tiredness, weight gain,headache.

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