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What're the chances of someone inheriting chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
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 did. Mayo clinic is doing a study on familial cases. Mainly taking blood and studying it. It is an ongoing study so the results are not available yet. Hope this helps.

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