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How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

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 of the chest and abdomen to look for lymph node enlargement and or splenomegaly. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

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 insecticides, including agent orange used during the vietnam war, have been linked to an increased risk. For more information consult: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565/dsection=risk. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

A test 2 assess risk: The correct name is igvh mutational status assay. This is a gene test performed only on leukemic cells of patients with cll to assess risk of progression, and death from cll. The readout is either mutated (which is favorable) or unmutated (unfavorable). Igvh mutations happen during the normal generation of antibodies in white cells. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone had polycythemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the same time? Is that unusual?

Sure, It happens: Polycythemia is just a general terminology for elevation of hemoglobin that is above the normal range.A lot of factors that can cause polycythemia- eg- chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, polycystic kidney, etc-vs primary causes such as polycythemia vera, familial type. It's not unusual to see that one has copd, sleep apnea & also has cll..Need to find cause of polycythemia. D/w your md. ...Read more

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How many years do you have to have it before you are called "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Good question: Even at the time of diagnosis, a patient with this cancer is said to have "chronic lymphocytic leukemia, " so the amount of time is not the determining factor. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) refers to an often slow-growing leukemia that likely develops over time, in contrast to acute leukemia (which develops rapidly and must be treated rapidly). ...Read more

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