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what is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
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 compared to other types of leukemias and in general may take years to begin to harm a patient. Treatment is usually withheld until the patient becomes symptomatic.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)?

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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.
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Can you have leukemia and not anemia?

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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?

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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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia ivgh?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
CLL IgVH: Immunoglobulin variable region (igvh) mutation status is an important marker for prognosis in patients with cll. Testing is by polymerase chain reaction (pcr) amplification of the igvh region, followed by dna sequencing. Ref: http://www.Mayomedicallaboratories.Com/articles/hottopics/transcripts/2008/2008-11b-cli-pt-2/11b-26.Html.

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