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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)

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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Is likely that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) live?

Is likely that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) live?

Yes: Many CLL patient's live a long and productive life. Having said that it is a leukemia , it will eventually need therapy. ...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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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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Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these

Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these

Preventention of Can: Cancer is primarily a disease of the older age groups (>65 year olds). From that perspective you are too young to worry about it. yet there are precautions you can/should take to reduce your risk of developing cancer. This requires you to live a Healthy lifestyle, meaning a healthy Diet(ample vegies and fruits) and regular exercise so that your weight is normal; stay away from Smoking and alcohol ...Read more

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My doctor says I don't have cll but hairy cell leukemia? What is that?

A chronic leukemia: Hairy Cell Leukemia is another type of chronic leukemia (not CLL - chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and can be effectively treated. Presenting symptoms can be quite different and a challenge for diagnosis. Treatment has been very good. See site for info: https://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/leukemia/pdf/hairycellleukemia.pdf ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor says I don't have cll but hairy cell leukemia?

What do you suggest if my doctor says I don't have cll but hairy cell leukemia?

Consult: Nowadays, every leukemia is typed by flow cytometry. Get with the laboratory and a hematologist who's at a major center. Hairy cell is extremely manageable nowadays. ...Read more

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Mother has cll leukemia dr told her not to get a shingles shot (after the fact she already got one) what is the reasoning ?

Attenuated virus: Your mother's immune system is somewhat suppressed due to her cll and perhaps her treatment. The shingles shot virus easily succumbs to normal immunity but when suppressed, it might get out of hand and actually launch an attack. If several weeks have passed and there is no problem, then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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The doctors think my grandpa's bladder cancer spread to his brain but how? He hasnt had bladder cancer in about 6 months. He does have CLL leukemia

The doctors think my grandpa's bladder cancer spread to his brain but how? He hasnt had bladder cancer in about 6 months. He does have CLL leukemia

Probable bladder met: CLL usually remains dormant for long periods. Ive had several patients with bladder Ca with mets to brain. Prior to treatment of the primary bladder lesion which can control disease either by fulguration and or BCG some tumor cells may have invaded blood system. Cells in blood have reservoir in bone marrow and as such 6 mo. after primary treatment cells leave marrow to implant in brain ...Read more

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Mom has Leukemia (CLL) WBC count 50k and recent test rose approx. 10k to 60K, had it for 3 years. Need for concern? diagnosed at 23k about 3 years ago

Mom has Leukemia (CLL) WBC count 50k and recent test rose approx. 10k to 60K, had it for 3 years. Need for concern? diagnosed at 23k about 3 years ago

Not necessarily: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is usually an indolent slowly progressive disease that may take up to 10-15 years before requiring some form of treatment. The WBC count may rise up or go down depending on many other reasons. Certain tests are used by the hematologist to distinguish a group of patients who may have a more rapidly aggressive course - del17p or unmutated IgVH or Zap70+ and CD38+. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Depends on which: kind is diagnosed and which stage it is diagnosed at. Their are multiple kinds of lymphoma and leukemia that can not be discussed in 400 characters. I will refer you to the following site for a good discussion www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/leukemia-lymphoma ...Read more

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Do you know if acute myeloblastic leukemia is (classification m1) curable with today's medicine?

Do you know if acute myeloblastic leukemia is (classification m1) curable with today's medicine?

AML treatment: AML is treatable. Most treatment decisions are based on genetics of the leukemia cells. Favorable genetic findings can be treated and possibly c rued with standard chemotherapy. Unfavorable genetics can be more difficult to treat. These leukemias may require chemotherapy and even bone marrow transplant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is leukemia curable?

Is leukemia curable?

Yes. Survival among: Leukemia patients is influenced by many things, including phenotype, molecular features, presenting white count, patient age, etc. We are making strides every day, with survival improvements across the board. But a leukemia diagnosis does not mean you should give up hope for a long and meaningful survival. For some patients/leukemias survival is near 95%. Be hopeful as you move forward. ...Read more

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