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Is cll leukemia curable?

Is cll leukemia curable?

Only sometimes...: I agree cll is not curable for most patients. For some patients who are robust, a consultation at a marrow /stem cell transplant center is warranted as there are investigational approaches that have helped some patients, some who appear cured. A note of caution- bone marrow transplant is the riskiest thing one can do to try to treat this disease and may lead to earlier death though. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of someone with cll leukemia?

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 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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What is the treatment for leukemia (cll) at stage zero?

Nothing: The indication for cll therapy are the following: stage 3 (hemoglobin <10), stage 4 (platelets<100, 000). A rapid lymphocyte doubling time is also a reason. It should not be treated at rai stage 0 or 1. It is not curable, so treatment is given only when needed. If the leukemia starts bothering the patient, then time to treat the leukemia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is likely that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) live?

A form of cancer: Cll is a form of cancer, albeit a slowly progressing one and there are effective treatments. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is?

Can you tell me what chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is?

See below...: Cll stands for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a form of blood cancer. Cll is usually not an aggressive form of leukemia and has a relatively good prognosis overall. Many patients are asymptomatic for a long period of time (years) and do not need any form of therapy unless there are symptoms or adverse prognostic factors. ...Read more

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Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (cll) is cll terminal? Is there a cure?

Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (cll) is cll terminal? Is there a cure?

See below...: Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia does not exist. Cll stands for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Lymphoblastic leukemias are acute.The only known complete cure for cll is stem cell transplantation; however, many patients do not need any form of therapy unless there are symptoms or adverse prognostic factors. Cll is usually not an aggressive form of leukemia and has a relatively good prognosis overall. ...Read more

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Will chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) at stage 0 progress to stage 1, 2, 3 or 4?

Sometimes: Rai stage 0 cll infrequently progresses to higher-stage disease. The median survival is at least 130 months as reported in 2009: http://asheducationbook.Hematologylibrary.Org/content/2009/1/421/t2.Expansion.Html the disease is "heterogeneous, " which means that different patients have different experiences, making progression hard to predict in any one individual. ...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