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is cll curable

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Not yet: However, in many cases, it is similar to a chronic diease. In its early stages, it does not even need treatment. Only when it becomes more advanced ar ... Read More
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Dr. Vinni Juneja
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL is not curable: The bad news is that cll is not curable. The good news is that many patients achieve long term control of their disease by cycling on and off chemoth ... Read More
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Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Only sometimes...: I agree cll is not curable for most patients. For some patients who are robust, a consultation at a marrow /stem cell transplant center is warranted ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Healthy diet: Nothing special..Just a low fat diet high in vegetables, fruit and fiber..Like anyone else should have.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Healthy, ?Vit D: I agree with dr. Noga about a "healthy" diet in general. Shanafelt et al (blood 2010 nov 3 epub) showed that vitamin d insufficiency is a poor prognos ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Weakness: Cll may be asymptomatic, may cause anemia and weakness, fever, night sweats, pain in left upper abdomen due to enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph glands, ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
None or many: Most of the time cll is identified on a routine blood test. However, some of the symptoms, sometimes called b symptoms include weight loss, night swe ... Read More
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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
24 years experience Medical Oncology
Usually none: Most patients with CLL do not have symptoms when they are diagnosed. The usual diagnosis in the United States is made by a routine complete blood coun ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Rarely cured: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia which is seen in adults. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can only rarely be cured, b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Acute vs chronic: All or acute lymphoblastic leukemia-is a life-threatening and agressive leukemia that warrants therapy to be started as soon as possible. Cll or chron ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is one of the chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoid neoplasms). It is characterized by a progressive accu ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: But most people with CLL will die of something else.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Few good ones: No one site is tops but the one to follow are: american cancer society (www.Cancer.Org), asco (www.Cancer.Net), nmdp (www.Marrow.Org), www.Focusoncll ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
CLL: I have had several patients who lived many years with CLL. A hematologist can advise you best,however.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can't be answered: How many healthy people get smudge cells depends mostly on how rough the technician is while preparing the smear, and how eager to call a few broken l ... Read More
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