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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Cll is form of blood cancer, usually a slowly progressing one. It may cause fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, anemia etc. See this site for mo ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Majority, not all: Majority, cll is an indolent, slow-progressing disease. However, not all of them behaving like that. There are different biology of cll that makes ce ... Read More
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be: Based on the genetic factors of the leukemia (cll) it can be a slow-growing disease that may not require therapy for a long time, if ever.
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 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are a lot of subtypes. One of my best friends has had it for 25 years and is still glowering fine.
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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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Rare: There have been familial cases reported and my partner and i had a brother and a sister. The brother has never required therapy yet but the sister di ... Read More

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