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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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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 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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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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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 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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I have cll and a fib..Why are my ankles swelling?

Unknown: I'm not sure what "cll and a fib" stand for. A longer word would help. Besides that, ankles can swell for many reasons. Heart, lung, kidney, circulation, liver, lymph system can all cause swelling in the ankles. Patients on high blood pressure medicine often have swelling in the ankles as a side effect. See your medical doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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