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How To Prevent 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I was involved in a research study with baxter about 15 years ago. They were harvesting t-cells. I now have cll. Any correlation?
Husband 57 has CLL. Hb 118,wbc165,neut6.3,pltlts170. Feels really well & fit- start FCR yet?This time last yr-Hb129 wbc115 neut7.4 PLT 146. Thank you.
Although: he feels well he should probably start treatment. good luck stay in touch ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers