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Husband 56 told he has cll. Few small lymph nodes underarm and in groin. Feels really well - plays football 2x week and cycles everyday. Prognosis?
Rapid vs slow: All is a rapidly progressive disease, that if left untreated will lead to a patient's death within a matter of days or months. Its hallmark is the presence of circulating very immature cells called blasts. It is curable, sometimes. Cll, on the other hand, has no circulating blasts, may not require treatment for a some time, is incurable, today, and it is rarely an immediate threat to someone's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My last bloidwork showed smudge cells. I know cll is a possibility. Is all also a possibility? What elae can cause smudge cells?
Not of diagnostic va: Not of clear value. If your CBC is otherwise normal then smudge cells can be ignored. By themselves alone they are do not imply a diagnosis of cll or all. Tell us the results of your CBC and differential counts so that we can be more accurate in informing you what it all means. ...Read more