What're the effects of chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

See below. Cll is form of blood cancer, usually a slowly progressing one. It may cause fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001559/.

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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...

What're the chances of someone inheriting chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Rare. There have been familial cases reported and my partner and i had a brother and a sister. The brother has never required therapy yet but the sister did. Mayo clinic is doing a study on familial cases. Mainly taking blood and studying it. It is an ongoing study so the results are not available yet. Hope this helps. Read more...

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a very slow disease?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...
See below... Cll is 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. If these occur, they may include anemia, infections, coagulation problems, etc. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...