Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a very slow disease?

Can be. Based on the genetic factors of the leukemia (cll) it can be a slow-growing disease that may not require therapy for a long time, if ever.
Majority, not all. Majority, cll is an indolent, slow-progressing disease. However, not all of them behaving like that. There are different biology of cll that makes certain cll cases are more agressive than we used to think. Discuss with your hematologist/oncologist in detail regarding prognostic factors etc.

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Are there any new findings on chronic lymphocytic leukemia regarding preventive treatment /protocol to slow progression of disorder while asymptomtic?

Yes (but...) Yes, but minimal and does not change the standard of care. Dr. Shanafelt and colleagues at mayo clinic have looked at green tea extract in rai 0-ii cll showing a 67% response rate. http://www.asco.org/ascov2/meetings/abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confid=74&abstractid=47574 -- conclusion: egcg containing green tea extracts may have potential as disease stabilizing agents... Read more...

Are there any statistics for children with chronic lymphocytic leukemia? Is it only an adult disease?

Adult disease. No, cll is not a pediatric disease, it happens only in adult with a median age of 70 y.O, . However it does also happen in younger people -between age 30-40. The incidence is higher in older population. Read more...
Children with CLL. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is an adult disease. It almost never occur in children. Read more...

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. Read more...
Blood cancer. Cll is the abbreviation of this low grade leukemia/lymphoma. There are specific treatments. You generally dont know you have it, although you may be tired or fatigued. Read more...

I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia. What can I do to fight against this disease?

Keep informed. New therapies are available for this disease. When to use these depends on your specific risk features (you will learn terms such as genetic risks for chr 17 or chr 11, cd 38 protein on the cell surface, mutation status of the cll cells) and requires an in-depth discussion with your doctor. Many options are available in addition to you ensuring you exercise regularly and have good nutrition. Read more...
Options available. There are a lot of treatment options available. However not everybody with cll need to get treated right away at the first initial diagnosis. There are some indications to start one on therapy. Nowadays, treatment is personalized and tailored to the biology of the cancer. There are some prognostic/predictive markers that can be tested to guide treatment selection, discuss with your oncologist. Read more...