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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Cll (Overview)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is the most common blood and bone marrow cancer in older adults. It arises in lymphocytes, blood cells that are part of the immune system. Chronic refers to its slow rate of progression.


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What are the symptoms of cll?

What are the symptoms of cll?

Weakness: Cll may be asymptomatic, may cause anemia and weakness, fever, night sweats, pain in left upper abdomen due to enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph glands, bleeding and infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
87 doctors shared insights

Cll (Overview)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is the most common blood and bone marrow cancer in older adults. It arises in lymphocytes, blood cells that are part of the immune system. Chronic refers to its slow rate of progression.


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What is the treatment for cll?

Depends on stage: For the patient with early stge cll the treatment is only observatio, meaning no therapy. When the disease stage advances or complications such as infections or low blood counts develop, at that point chemotherapy is started. Type of chemo depends on patient age, activity and can range from oral pills to combination regimens. ...Read more

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What are some cause's for cll?

Not known: The cause/s for cll is not known. For more information consult the following site:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001559/. ...Read more

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Diet for cll sufferers ?

Diet for cll sufferers ?

Healthy diet: Nothing special..Just a low fat diet high in vegetables, fruit and fiber..Like anyone else should have. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Not usually: Cll is often a disease without symptoms. Most people are diagnosed with an elevated blood count. Nausea can be seen when the disease is very advanced. If a patient with cll has vomiting they need a complete revaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cll?

Weakness: Cll may be asymptomatic, may cause anemia and weakness, fever, night sweats, pain in left upper abdomen due to enlarged spleen, enlarged lymph glands, bleeding and infections. ...Read more

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Does swollen lymph glands in the stomach with a cll diagnosis lessen your survival rate?

Depends: Several factors (clinical and molecular) determine cll prognosis- perphaps talk to hem-onc about these in your case. Best of luck.. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with CLL and have a Pits count of 147 increased from 134 just 3 months ago. What do these levels mean?

See your doctor: I believe you are referring to your platelet count, which is essentially normal. The interpretation of these labs depends on your particular illness, your treatment, and other things. Your doctor should be able to answer this question very easily. ...Read more