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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?

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?

Fair: Cll is usually an indolent disease. No treatment is usually required unless patients are locally symptomatic (from bulky lymph nodes) where radiation is very effective, or develop systemic problems (anemia, infection, bleeding) where chemotherapy is very effective. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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How concerning is cll?

Leukemia: It is a leukemia, a cancer, albeit generally a slowly progressing one. You should see your doctor to establish a baseline and a plan for treatment. ...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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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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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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What is the difference of all and cll?

What is the difference of all and cll?

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 more

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Can cll affect the time you have to live?

Depends: Cll usually occurs in older individuals and generally has an indolent course. It may shorten the life span of the person or the person may die with cll rather than of cll. ...Read more

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What would the recommended diet for a person with cll contain in terms of do's and dont's?

Enjoy life: Do the things you enjoy as long as they're good for you. Just like anyone else. Most cll isn't very aggressive. Don't give it more attention than it deserves. ...Read more

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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

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Cll (Definition)

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 ...Read more