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What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Mostly unknown: Cll affects older white men more that other parts of the population and the cause is unknown in most cases. Exposure to certain herbicides and insecticides, including agent orange used during the vietnam war, have been linked to an increased risk. For more information consult: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565/dsection=risk.

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Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia cause lumps around the nipple in males?

Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia cause lumps around the nipple in males?

No: It should not be related to cll. Ask your doctor to examine you and to find the cause of these lumps. I do not think they are related to your (?) leukemia.

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Can a very low lymphocyte count of 4% and a enlarged spleen indicate leukemia? A lot of weight loss also along with fatigue.

Can a very low lymphocyte count of 4% and a enlarged spleen indicate leukemia? A lot of weight loss also along with fatigue.

4%: It is hard to understand why your doctor (s) have not taken the time to explain every thing to you. Please go back, tell them your issues, and let them explain things to you. If not satisfied ask family and/or friends if they know a specialist they think would be good for you.

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Is having a low lymphocyte count of 4% and a elevated WBC and enlarged spleen suggestive of leukemia? Weight loss and fatigue also

Is having a low lymphocyte count of 4% and a elevated WBC and enlarged spleen suggestive of leukemia? Weight loss and fatigue also

Wrong place to ask: Please forgive my frankness. Percentages mean nothing. Absolute counts are what matters. HOW high are the neutrophils? Simple stress can do this to anyone -- in fact, I've done this to myself testing what jumping into chilly water does. If no abnormal cells were reported, and you're an adult, it's almost certainly not leukemia. Ask your physician whether it's even worth following up.

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What does chronic lymphocytic leukemia do to your body?

What does chronic lymphocytic leukemia do to your body?

Depends on the stage: In early case, patient will be asymptomatic and the only thing abnormal is the blood test. In later stage- one can have low blood counts (anemia, low platelet), fatigue, tired, lack of energy, bruising easily/bleeding also, you could feel lymph nodes enlargement on the neck, arm pits, groin etc as cll involves more to the lymph nodes. Increase abdominal girth, fever, chils, weight loss can happen.

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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.

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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.

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What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

CLL: Cll is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells (specifically lymphocytes) in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cml, aml, all, etc. Cll is often diagnosed by flow cytometry on peripheral blood. Additional studies may include ct scans and bone marrow biopsy. One staging system is rai 0 to iv. Treatment ranges from observation (rai 0-1) to various tx individualized to pt.

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How common is fatigue with stage I chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

About 10-20%: Fatigue is nonspecific. Here we talked about extreme fatigue not very common. Most people with cll, especially at early stage, are asymptomatic. About 10-20% people will experience so-called b symptoms (fatigue, fever, night sweat, or weight loss). This number could go higher as disease progresses, but no linear relationship.

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How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

Your oncologist can: Ask your treating doctor. The stages of cll are based on the extent of disease which requires both blood tests as well as physical exam and ct scans of the chest and abdomen to look for lymph node enlargement and or splenomegaly.

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What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

CLL: Simplisticly it is an overgrowth of lymphocytes. Since these cells are usually slow growing the disease tends to progress at a relatively slow rate compared to other types of leukemias and in general may take years to begin to harm a patient. Treatment is usually withheld until the patient becomes symptomatic.

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What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia ivgh?

What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia ivgh?

A test 2 assess risk: The correct name is igvh mutational status assay. This is a gene test performed only on leukemic cells of patients with cll to assess risk of progression, and death from cll. The readout is either mutated (which is favorable) or unmutated (unfavorable). Igvh mutations happen during the normal generation of antibodies in white cells.

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How typical is it for a 24 years old male to have chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Yes, very rare: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is a cancer of the elderly folks but it can occur in middle aged folks too. It is very rare before the age of 30.

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Can someone in there early 40s with early chronic lymphocytic leukemia get cured?

See below...: The only known complete cure for cll is stem cell transplantation; however, many patients do not need any form of therapy in the beginning and treatment is only started if the patient develops symptoms or adverse prognostic factors are present. Cll is usually not an aggressive form of leukemia and has a relatively good prognosis overall.

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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.

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How many years do you have to have it before you are called "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

How many years do you have to have it before you are called "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Good question: Even at the time of diagnosis, a patient with this cancer is said to have "chronic lymphocytic leukemia, " so the amount of time is not the determining factor. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) refers to an often slow-growing leukemia that likely develops over time, in contrast to acute leukemia (which develops rapidly and must be treated rapidly).

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Chronic sinusitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia--not good together?

Low IgG?: Agreed. Frequent bacterial infection associated with CLL may be due to hypogammaglobulinemia (Low amount of antibodies, also called low IgG). That's treatable with monthly infusion of IVIG (intravenous immune globulin). Discuss with hematologist/oncologist.

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I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and would like to know if there anything known to slow the progression when one is asymptomatic.?

I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and would like to know if there anything known to slow the progression when one is asymptomatic.?

Clinical Trials: There are ongoing clinical trials to determine if there is any benefit to treating patients with asymptomatic chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The current approach is to observe is the patient with cll is asymptomatic.

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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