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Fish test shows 70% trisomy 12 & 77% 3'igh. I have cll. What is significance? Am 66 y.O. Female with recent diagnosis &on watchful waiting.

Fish test shows 70% trisomy 12 & 77% 3'igh. I have cll. What is significance? Am 66 y.O. Female with recent diagnosis &on watchful waiting.

Get a second opinion: Such cytogenetic abnormalities in cll means that your disease may not stay still under watchful waiting. I would suggest that you seek counseling from an expert in cll. These folks are few and far between. So you will need to consider going to a major cancer center that deals with cll. ...Read more

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I have cll WBC 32000 - RBC and palnet in normal but appered in the last test atpical lymphocites 18%. Can I take any medicine to reduce this prsentag?

I have cll WBC 32000 - RBC and palnet in normal but appered in the last test atpical lymphocites 18%. Can I take any medicine to reduce this prsentag?

Don't need to: There is some data out of mayo clinic that green tea extract can lower the WBC count. However, there is no data that it improves survival. At that level if HGB and platelets normal, there really is nothing to do. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wbc platelets absolute lymphs all came back high for 3rd time. Dr.says she is gonna continue to do test 1 a month. Why? What's wrong? CLL or lymphoma?

Wbc platelets absolute lymphs all came back high for 3rd time. Dr.says she is gonna continue to do test 1 a month. Why? What's wrong? CLL or lymphoma?

More info needed: There is not enough info to determine the problem. Why were the blood tests done. Any symptoms or physical examination findings? We're the possinpble causes of the problems discussed with the health care provider? ...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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Cll lukemia (mother) just, went to have unrelated blood tests. High wwb lymphocyte absolute and monocyte absolute poss indication of the same?

Cll lukemia (mother) just, went to have unrelated blood tests. High wwb lymphocyte absolute and monocyte absolute poss indication of the same?

Need more details: We can help you more exactly if you send us the detailed blood count report (cbc report). Moreover your doctor would have explained all of this to you or to your mother. But we can do it again if you send us the report of her complete blood counts (cbc). ...Read more

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How concerning is cll?

Leukemia: It is a leukemia, a cancer, albeit generally a slowly progressing one. You should see your doctor to establish a baseline and a plan for treatment. ...Read more

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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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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 are some cause's for cll?

Not known: The cause/s for cll is not known. For more information consult the following site:http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001559/. ...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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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

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What is the definition or description of: CLL?

What is the definition or description of: CLL?

See below: Please consult this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/home/ovc-20200671 ...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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My last bloidwork showed smudge cells. I know cll is a possibility. Is all also a possibility? What elae can cause smudge cells?

Not of diagnostic va: Not of clear value. If your CBC is otherwise normal then smudge cells can be ignored. By themselves alone they are do not imply a diagnosis of cll or all. Tell us the results of your CBC and differential counts so that we can be more accurate in informing you what it all means. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with CLL and have a Pits count of 147 increased from 134 just 3 months ago. What do these levels mean?

See your doctor: I believe you are referring to your platelet count, which is essentially normal. The interpretation of these labs depends on your particular illness, your treatment, and other things. Your doctor should be able to answer this question very easily. ...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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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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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?

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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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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What is involved in cll treatment?

What is involved in cll treatment?

DEPENDS: Not all cll patients require treatment up front. Its a chronic disease and it is not curable. Treatment is offered if symptomatic or changes in blood counts. There are many options, mostly chemotherapy. The oncologist will help decide which is more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Not usually: Cll is often a disease without symptoms. Most people are diagnosed with an elevated blood count. Nausea can be seen when the disease is very advanced. If a patient with cll has vomiting they need a complete revaluation. ...Read more

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Can a person with cll use sugar and/or honey?

Sure: Ignore all "pop" advice about diet for this illness, which is usually mild. Try to find out the results of flow cytometry on your case and read up. ...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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High monocytes: does this mean it's more likely cml or cll?

High monocytes: does this mean it's more likely cml or cll?

Need to see all the: Results. How high is the count? What does the blood smear look like? A mild elevation of monocytes probably is not indication of any disease. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to have sll or cll as well as relative polycythemia?

Is it possible to have sll or cll as well as relative polycythemia?

Send us details: It is not a good idea to use abbreviations (? CLL? SLL?
I have no idea what you mean from these terms!
Send us the results of your blood counts (CBC). Then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cll. Told stage 0 but feeling bloated and on and off pains in shoulder blades.

Possible!: I think you are referring to rai stage 0. This means you have elevated lymphocytes but with no enlarged lymph nodes or spleen. If not done, you would need ct scan to check for enlarged spleen which can cause bloating and feeling full quickly. However, these symptoms are atypical and less likely to be directly related to cll. Check with your oncologist! ...Read more

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Have cll stage 0 recently diagnosed. Just lately have pain and abdomen is sensitive, left and middle of abdomen. Is ths related?

Have cll stage 0 recently diagnosed. Just lately have pain and abdomen is sensitive, left and middle of abdomen. Is ths related?

Unlikely: If it is truly stage-0 cll, then it should not cause any problems. But if the pain persists you should have ct scan scan done. That is the only way to find out if the lymph nodes in the abdomen may be getting bigger and your clllmay be of a higher stage. ...Read more

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I have cll, is vitamin b17 safe to take?

I have cll, is vitamin b17 safe to take?

Rotten health fraud: Of all the quack cancer schemes, the b17 / laetrile fraud is at the bottom of the barrel. During its heyday, it generated over 100 new millionaires and continues to enrich those who perfectly well that it is fake by preying on your desperation. These people are utterly cynical, present themselves as persecuted humanitarians, and specifically target church people. Don't reward their evil. ...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