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I started Ibrutinib (standard dose: three 140 mg capsules once a day) on Wednesday, and after only 3 doses, my lymph nodes have shrunk pretty dramatically. 201 more words

The US has given fast-track approval to a surprising new cancer drug

“Even when it’s killing cells, you feel great.”

A new cancer drug called Venetoclax is causing quite a stir in the medical community, with the announcement… 817 more words


Venclexta (Venetoclax) granted U.S. FDA approval for the treatment of patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Venclexta (Venetoclax) is the first FDA-approved treatment that targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is over-expressed in many patients with… 304 more words

Vincent Banial

Living with CLL 8/22/16

Had my first visit today at MD Anderson. I really like my CLL specialist. She said the same thing as my local oncologist, that it’s surprising that they even caught it this early. 82 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Living with CLL 8/19/16

  • I forgot to mention that in my meeting with my oncologist Tuesday that the CT scan she had me do the Friday before came back showing no lymph node swelling.
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Living with CLL 8/16/16

So I met with my local Oncologist today. Going to MD Anderson next Monday. She says that my CLL is very early. I don’t know how to read these reports and I’m sure I will get more specifics from MD Anderson next week. 146 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Living with CLL 8/10/16

On Monday 8/8 I went to my GP and told him about my diagnosis so that we had a plan going forward if I get sick and need antibiotics etc. 496 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia