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.
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.
Chronic leukemia. Cll is chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This is a leukemia that is usually slow growing and may not require therapy for a long time, sometimes years.
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.
And a few more. The leukemia and lymphoma society is outstanding (lls. Org) as is the american society of hematology (hematology. Org); for new studies, most worth considering are listed at www. Clintrials. Gov.
Not yet. However, in many cases, it is similar to a chronic diease. In its early stages, it does not even need treatment. Only when it becomes more advanced are therapies used.
CLL is not curable. The bad news is that cll is not curable. The good news is that many patients achieve long term control of their disease by cycling on and off chemotherapy and immunotherapy. There are a number of promising drugs in development as well. Some cll patients don't even need any treatment if their disease is not causing any problems!
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.
See below... Cll stands for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The only known complete cure for cll is bone marrow or 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.
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.
CLL. Cll is a very slow growing type of cancer. Most patients are diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease and more than half of them will live a 12 years or longer with the disease. Often no treatment is needed at first. Treatment can be started if special genetic testing of the cancer cells shows a high-risk type or if the patient is very symptomatic. Treatment can include oral or IV chemotherapy or IV infusion of a special antibodies (rituxan (rituximab) or Campath). Unfortunately, these treatments are not curative, but they can keep the disease in check for many years. The only known cure for cll is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. A transplant is a difficult treatment to go through with a high risk for complications, so they are usually reserved for young patients, with high-risk disease.
Variable. There is a variety of factors to consider and prognosis depends on several factors such as level of white blood cell counts, red cell counts, platelets, size of involved organs, and so on. Some for some might be a few years, for others decades and may eventually die from something else. The oncologist can provide more detailed information but remember averages are just averages and may not apply.
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.