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The protocol combined Pentostatin with Rituxin (Rituximab). Treatment was administered every 3-4 weeks for 5 cycles. The first night after treatment, I experienced a hot, flushed feeling and some mild nausea. There was some mild fatigue for a few days afterwards. The flushed feeling seemed to diminish with each treatment cycle until I experienced none by cycle four and five. The mild fatigue ...

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my mother has cml and her doctor was given her the name of this medication pentostatin its 40000.00 her ins will not help what can we do she had a bone morrow in 2004 on may 19 at duck in nc is there any way any one can help

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ronda | 35-44 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
6/28/2008
Condition: Progressive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Overall rating 1.0
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my mother has cml and her doctor was given her the name of this medication pentostatin its 40000.00 her ins will not help what can we do she had a bone morrow in 2004 on may 19 at duck in nc is there any way any one can help

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CyProd | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
10/3/2007
Condition: Progressive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Overall rating 4.7
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The protocol combined Pentostatin with Rituxin (Rituximab). Treatment was administered every 3-4 weeks for 5 cycles. The first night after treatment, I experienced a hot, flushed feeling and some mild nausea. There was some mild fatigue for a few days afterwards. The flushed feeling seemed to diminish with each treatment cycle until I experienced none by cycle four and five. The mild fatigue continued, but my hemoglobin count was also below normal when treatment began. This protocol was very effective. I remained in remission for over 2 1/2 years. The CLL is now slowly beginning to reassert itself. We begin the protocol again in mid-October. Because of the combination of Pentostatin and Rituxin, and our early intervention this time, my Mayo doctor believes that I may only require 2-3 treatment cycles. It is possible to work the treatments around a very busy schedule. Yes, I need to build in soem time to "recover" from each treatment. But this has been a very effective option for my CLL. My health returned to where I could jog for 30 minutes 5 days a week and resume all normal activities. Read More Read Less

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