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Is hydroxyurea a cure for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no "cure" for cll. Hydroxyurea is usually not used in this disease.
Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No: This a disease that has a very variable course, but many people live for decades with this disease and need no treatment. In its aggressive form, and ... Read More
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cure?: There are many treatnents used to treat cll. However the only therapy that may be curative is a stem cell or bone marrow transplant from a donor.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cure for CLL: It is hard to cure cll as cll cells are usually growing slowly and treatment like chemotherapy does pretty good for cancer cells that are growing rap ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
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Specializes in Pathology
See below...: The only known complete cure for cll is stem cell transplantation; however, many patients do not need any form of therapy in the beginning and treatme ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL: Cll is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells (specifically lymphocytes) in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cml, aml, a ... Read More
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Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Blood cancer: Cll is the abbreviation of this low grade leukemia/lymphoma. There are specific treatments. You generally dont know you have it, although you may be t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Your oncologist can: Ask your treating doctor. The stages of cll are based on the extent of disease which requires both blood tests as well as physical exam and ct scans o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Mostly unknown: Cll affects older white men more that other parts of the population and the cause is unknown in most cases. Exposure to certain herbicides and insect ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL: Simplisticly it is an overgrowth of lymphocytes. Since these cells are usually slow growing the disease tends to progress at a relatively slow rate co ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL IgVH: Immunoglobulin variable region (igvh) mutation status is an important marker for prognosis in patients with cll. Testing is by polymerase chain reacti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
A form of cancer: Cll is a form of cancer, albeit a slowly progressing one and there are effective treatments. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclini ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the stage: In early case, patient will be asymptomatic and the only thing abnormal is the blood test. In later stage- one can have low blood counts (anemia, low ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CLL: Cll is an indolent (slow-growing) cancer in which too many immature lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found mostly in the blood and bone marrow and ... Read More
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