Shortly after my 5th treatment I became sick. Despite 4 rounds of antibiotics I could not shake it and my last treatment was delayed until I was well. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia where I am now. It has now been 7 weeks since my last treatment. My recent PET/CT scan shows all nodes and spleen have reduced and there is no sign of disease.
Here is my question. If there is no sign left is there a benefit to having the last treatment? By doing so will I keep CLL at bay longer. Or am I at greater risk of getting sick from the last chemo treatment and risking more serious infection. I have tried finding scientific research to show 6 treatments makes a difference but am coming up short.
Can someone direct me data or share your experience?
I am 44 with a daughter who just finished her freshmen year of college and I want to keep this a bat as long as possible. FYI I am 11q, unmuted, ATM