When I was first diagnosed we discussed the three main drugs which are Imatinib, Dasatinib, and Nilotinib. We went over some of the "reported" side effects, any issues my Hematologist had seen in other patients, etc. She gave me the option as to which one I wanted to start with. I chose Dasatinib. I have been on it from day one but have had some side effects that I deal with. More on side effects later.
In another post I will list the available drugs for treating CML.
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