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Have cll. Total WBC are 15.0. Lymphocytes are 75, neutophils 23 and monocytes are 2. Do i need treatment now?

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not based on numbers

What determines the need for treatment is the development of severe symptoms-such as weight loss >10%, profuse (not mild) sweats, fever, significant enlargement of lymph glands, low red cells, low platelets, and rapid doubling time of the leukemic cells (6 months or less).
Cll patients need follow up at regular interval, precisely to monitor the possible need for therapy.

In brief: Not based on numbers

What determines the need for treatment is the development of severe symptoms-such as weight loss >10%, profuse (not mild) sweats, fever, significant enlargement of lymph glands, low red cells, low platelets, and rapid doubling time of the leukemic cells (6 months or less).
Cll patients need follow up at regular interval, precisely to monitor the possible need for therapy.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Don't think so.

What does your oncologist think? Treatment of cll is not based on numbers alone.
Treatment is indicated for advanced stage disease, high tumor burden, severe disease-related "b" symptoms ( fever, chills night sweats, weakness, wt loss) or repeated infections.

In brief: Don't think so.

What does your oncologist think? Treatment of cll is not based on numbers alone.
Treatment is indicated for advanced stage disease, high tumor burden, severe disease-related "b" symptoms ( fever, chills night sweats, weakness, wt loss) or repeated infections.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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