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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.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: There are many books out on anti-cancer diets. The web should have plenty of info in this area too. Google anti-cancer diet. Good luck.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Clinical Trials: There are ongoing clinical trials to determine if there is any benefit to treating patients with asymptomatic chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The curre ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: At this time the general approach is to not treat patients with asymptomatic cll unless it is part of a clinical trial.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes (but...): Yes, but minimal and does not change the standard of care. Dr. Shanafelt and colleagues at mayo clinic have looked at green tea extract in rai 0-ii cl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Blood cell cancer: Leukemia is cancer of one of the bone marrow cells. The cells start growing quickly and either enter the blood stream where they are first detected or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Anyone but rarely: Leukemia, although frightening, is a rare disease. Outside of children, many adults do die from the acute disease although this is not the case with t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia cause: We don't know for sure. Leukemia develops as the consequence of a series of genetic changes in blood cell offsprings. These changes alter normal growt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy or ...: It depends on the type of leukemia. Some leukemias can be cured with chemotherapy.. Some types of leukemia can only be cured with a stem cell transp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Taste changes: When you are not feeling well ( having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of tast ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiatio ... Read More
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