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What is the prognosis if a 77 year old patient is maintained on Hydrea after stopping Gleevec ?

what is the prognosis in weeks/months once a 77 y/o patient has stopped gleevec (taken for 10 years) due to resistance and is maintained on hydrea? is life expectancy less than a year?
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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Gleevec is the first-line therapy for everyone with CML.
Hydrea is used temporarily to reduce the white blood cell count if it is very high at diagnosis.Stem cell tansplantation is considered in patients whose disease comes back after initial treatment with imatinib (Gleevec). Long-term cure after transplantation ranges from 60 - 80%.
consult your oncologist about it and further action
take care
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