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Treated CLL with retuxin. Suggested treanda. Any other non-toxic medication?

I was treated for CLL with Retuxin only about 4 years ago and got excellent results. Now doctor is suggesting TREANDA/RETUXIN for my condition. I am opposed (and scared) of putting a poison like TREANDA into my body. Is there not something else that I could combine with Retuxin that is not so toxic? Or just another treatment of Retuxin? I am waiting for the Ibrutinib treatment to be released but am told that is 2 years away....what would be safe to take to get me thru 2 more years? Thank you....Darrell
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
First of all, if your counts are normal and CLL is under remission, you need not take anything but only wait and watch. But if the counts are gradually increasing and the fact that previously you have responded to Rituximab, the probability of you responding to BR (Bendamustine and Rituximab) is high. Bendamustine is a good chemotherapy drug and is not very toxic.
Answered: Sun, 12 May 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Vaidya Naveen Sharma 's  Response
Thank you for your query . I am an Ayurveda physician . As Per Ayurvedic theory it is Majja dhatu stuated problem and disturbed by Pitta Dosha . I have seen many patient of CLL and got cured . I would like to advise you to satrt Ayurvedic treatment for this .

Mean while you should stop all sour and spices , red chilly . Stop tea coffee and aerated drinks .

Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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