Now my oncologist has prescribed prednisone 50 mg one daily ? I am a 12 year CLL survivor. Why do you think my wbc has more than doubled? And is taking prednisone a good idea since my immune system is already weakened?
I had a very similar experience with Imbruvica (I have CLL). I went on it when my counts were 120,000, and after a few weeks on it, they started going up to over 200,000 (in a course of 5-7 months) before they finally started to come down. On the other hand, all of my enlarged lymph nodes went down in size within a month or 2.
Once my WBC count got down to a manageable level, I was started on Rituxan, and have been on it for almost 2 years now. I am in complete remission right now, so double check with your Dr about Imbruvica, and if he feels comfortable with you staying on it, give it time.
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