The current treatment goal for CML is to reach a Major Molecular Response (MMR) within 18 months. MMR is achieved when pcr reaches 0.1% (1/1000 of 100%, also called a 3-log reduction). PCR measures how many of the tested white blood cells are leukemic.
At 21 months, my pcr was 0.3%, so I haven't reached MMR yet. I was thrilled with that result, though, because it's the lowest pcr I've had since since my diagnosis. My oncologist wasn't as excited as me about that result, so I have to have the test repeated in June and July.
I have been increasingly tired in the past two weeks or so, to the point that I can fall asleep in the middle of the afternoon while sitting up. I have a follow up appointment in June with Dr. Faust, the thyroid surgeon who did my biopsy last year, so my thyroid labs will be repeated then. Excellent timing, I think.