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

Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
Thank
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not really
At this time the general approach is to not treat patients with asymptomatic cll unless it is part of a clinical trial.

In brief: Not really
At this time the general approach is to not treat patients with asymptomatic cll unless it is part of a clinical trial.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors