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Is cll leukemia curable?
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Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Dr. David Rizzieri
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Vinni Juneja
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Vinni Juneja
Dr. Vinni Juneja
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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