• Has anyone been declared in remission after 3 cycles of FCR for CLL with good long term results?

    Asked by vbjf1994 on Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Has anyone been declared in remission after 3 cycles of FCR for CLL with good long term results?

    Began chemotherapy in January 2013 after 18 months of watch and wait. Have completed 3 cycles of FCR with good results.Just completed mid-course bone marrow biopsy and waiting on results. was told that if bone marrow was clear of cancer we could stop the chemo.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • cjs7159's Avatar

      I was scheduled for 6 rounds of FCR in 2008. I received 3 rounds & my WBCs went very low & I had to postpone the next round. Was able to get the 4th round after Neupogen injections. I responded very well to the FCR & my Dr. decided that having the last 2 rounds would not be of benefit. I was never in actual remission but was declared to be in a good place & so far I have not needed any more chemo. I hope you get good news from your BMT. Keep us updated.

      over 3 years ago
    • Taagbu's Avatar

      I just finished 5 rounds of FCR for CLL/SLL. After the 3rd round I was told my bone marrow was clear and my CLL was in remission. They continued more chemo, because there were still many enlarged lymph nodes hoping to get remission for the SLL too. After round 5 my blood counts dropped and I caught a stomach virus (I teach 1st grade) and ended up being hospitalized for a week! I had anther bone marrow biopsy and more scans and was told that the CLL is in remission and there is also "No evidence of lymphoma" anywhere.

      over 3 years ago
    • JustDeb's Avatar

      My husband has been on the FCR since jan 2013, And not one side effect for all three rounds, We went today for round 4, And his WBC had dropped from normal to 3.0. So they said he had to postpone the treatment for a week and see what happens :( Still no side effects and he feels great

      over 3 years ago

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