U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

will chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) at stage 0 progress to stage 1, 2, 3 or 4?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Sometimes: Rai stage 0 cll infrequently progresses to higher-stage disease. The median survival is at least 130 months as reported in 2009: http://asheducationbook.Hematologylibrary.Org/content/2009/1/421/t2.Expansion.Html the disease is "heterogeneous, " which means that different patients have different experiences, making progression hard to predict in any one individual.
Dr. Binu Nair
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
It can : But typically depends on few specific abormalities we find by molecular analysis such as fish analyss, it in general stage 0 , may just do fine, but can progress to advanced stage late future, usually many years.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Lymph system cancer: Lymphocytes are normal cells of the immune system that protects the body from infection. When these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control in the bone marrow, blood and other organs. All is very common in children but can occur in adults. With children, it is truly one of our success stories thanks to clinical trials with cure rates above 90%. Adults do not do as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Advanced leukemia of any sort (aml, all, cml, cll) can lead to anemia. However, early leukemia (rai 0 cll) may not result in anemia.
A 53-year-old member asked:

I want to know what is the difference between anemia and leukemia?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Different cells: Emia = blood. An-emia = lack of red blood cells (low hgb) associated with fatigue leukocytosis = more white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. One cause of leukocytosis is an increase in WBC cancer cell called leukemia.
CA
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Depending on the type of leukemia, this is possible. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slowly prgressive disease and it may take a while before the marrow becomes significantly involved to the point of affecting the red blood cells. Also, in the early stages of leukemia, anemia may not be present.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells.

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Mar 13, 2017

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.