I recently had my lowest PCR yet 0.008 and on just 50mg which I was very very happy about. However my oncologist contacted me today wants me to return in a three weeks for another CBC and a periphial blood smear because my last two CBCs showed 1% basophils and my most recent showed an absolute value of .1 basophils. I have always had 0 for both of these values (abs and %) in the past years, and they are still within range and by WBC is 7,2 also in range. This was my second monthly PCR since reducing my dose to 50mg and I was so happy to see my PCR decreasing but now i'm scared again continuing on 50mg. This has me f freaked me out a bit, has anyone else had basophils increase as their PCR is going down possibly when doing dose reduction or maybe even cessation. My only thought was maybe the 50mg is relieving some of the overall myelosuppresion which allowed the basophils to increase (since they are still within normal range on the reports).