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Can cll affect the time you have to live?

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

Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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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


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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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What is cll leukemia?

What is cll leukemia?

See below: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is one of the chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (lymphoid neoplasms). It is characterized by a progressive accumulation of functionally incompetent lymphocytes, which are monoclonal in origin. It's course can be indolent, lasting for decades or rapidly progressive. ...Read more

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Which is the best site to keep up to date about cll leukemia?

Which is the best site to keep up to date about cll leukemia?

Few good ones: No one site is tops but the one to follow are: american cancer society (www.Cancer.Org), asco (www.Cancer.Net), nmdp (www.Marrow.Org), www.Focusoncll.Org. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My last bloodwork showed smudge cells. What percent of people with smudge cells actually have cll?

My last bloodwork showed smudge cells. What percent of people with smudge cells actually have cll?

Can't be answered: How many healthy people get smudge cells depends mostly on how rough the technician is while preparing the smear, and how eager to call a few broken lymphocytes "smudge cells." if your absolute lymphocyte count is not way-high and you're not anemic and feel well, stop worrying. ...Read more

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I was involved in a research study with baxter about 15 years ago. They were harvesting t-cells. I now have cll. Any correlation?

I was involved in a research study with baxter about 15 years ago. They were harvesting t-cells. I now have cll. Any correlation?

No: If they just took blood from you for whatever purpose (harvesting t cells or transfusion or other purpose) , this should not create any adverse condition that would result in cll. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with cll leukemia?

Usually many yrs: Many pts survive many years with this diagnosis./ your doctor likely discussed the genetic tests and blood work that can help define the rate of progression expected with current therapy. A small percentage have a rapid course of disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high monocytes is it more likely cml or cll?

What to do if I have high monocytes is it more likely cml or cll?

Depends : It would depend on the other lab values in your complete blood count (CBC), the full differential count, your history, physical exam, other labs. Also your doctor will have to look at your blood under the microscope (either your venous blood or bone marrow---if that is done). ...Read more