Monday, June 1, 2009

Drug Treatment

Gleevec (Imatinib)

So after visiting with my oncologist on a recent office visit, he decided that I was a suitable candidate for a courcse of Gleevec teatment. Apparently, if you have had a recurrence like I did, they feel that it is justified and will prescribe it.

I can see why they hold off because its about $3,600 a month for the drug from the pharmacy at the hospital I go to. That buys you one pill a day. From everything I've read, it seems to be well worth it.

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