Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

  • 1. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • About leukemia Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins when healthy blood cells change and grow out of control. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells involved in the immune system of the body. In some people having CLL, th...
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  • 2. Statistics of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • CLL is more common in older people even though it can happen at any age. The average age of diagnosis is around 70. CLL is not common in people younger than 40 and is extremely rare in children. CLL is the most common type of leukemia in adults older than 19, accounting for 38% of all leukemia diag...
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  • 4. Risk Factors for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • A risk factor can be anything that influences the development of any cancer. But having a risk factor, or many does not give certainty of having particular cancer. Some people with no risk factors can also develop cancer.  The cause of CLL is not known. There is no evidence that exposure to che...
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  • 5. Prevention of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • There are significantly fewer known risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The methods of prevention are under research. Currently, general prevention methods such as controlling the consumption of alcohol, cigarette smoking, and radiation exposure are suggested for patients with Chronic Ly...
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  • 6. Symptoms and Signs for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • People having Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia can experience the following signs or symptoms. Most often, people with CLL show no symptoms. Or, the cause of a symptom can be a different medical condition that is not leukemia. Often, people are diagnosed with CLL when the doctor finds several white ...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Many tests are performed to find or diagnose cancer. They also do tests to see if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it began. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For instance, imaging tests can represent if cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the body from...
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  • 8. Stages of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Staging is the procedure of determining where the tumour is located, whether it has spread or not, and how it grows. While assessing the cancer stage, many factors are taken into account. Doctors use diagnostic tests to discover cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all tests are fin...
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  • 9. Types of Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • "Standard to care" refers to the best-known treatment. In cancer care, different doctors work together to bring out an overall treatment plan for the patient. This is called a multidisciplinary team.  Treatments recommendations depend on many factors: The size, grade and type of tumourWhethe...
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  • 10. Clinical Trials About Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • On the path to finding different ways to treat cancer, various research and trials have been carried out to find safe and effective treatments other than the standard ones. Every drug that is in use now was once tested in clinical trials. The clinical studies mainly focus on finding a safe, effecti...
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  • 11. Latest Research On Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Doctors are learning more about CLL; ways to prevent it; the best way to treat it; and how to give the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following research areas may comprise new alternatives for patients with the help of clinical trials. Always talk with the doctor about the bes...
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  • 12. Coping with the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • A cancer diagnosis can be overburdening, but you can find ways to cope with stress and uncertainty with time. Whether chemotherapy or radiotherapy, every cancer treatment has its side effects that can cause changes in the body, either physically or mentally. People do not encounter the same side...
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  • 13. Follow-up Care for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Care for a cancer patient does not end with the end of active treatment that was going on. Even after that, the health care team looks after the cancer recurrence, managing the side effects developed due to the treatment and monitoring your overall health. This is follow up care. Your follow-up ...
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  • 14. Survivorship for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Survivorship can have different meanings for different people. But commonly, it refers to; Having no signs of cancer post-treatmentCancer survivorship initiates from the moment of diagnosis and continues during treatment and throughout a person's life. Survivorship is the most complicated par...
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  • 15. Questions to ask Healthcare Team for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • When making up your mind about treatment, you must know every detail about the treatment you opt for. It would be best to ask questions about anything about cancer that you don't understand. Don't forget to ask the healthcare team questions during and after the treatment.  Questions to ask a...
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  • 16. Additional Resources for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Here are a few links - https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-cllhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352428https://www.cancer.org/cancer/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/about.htmlhttps://www.webmd.com/cancer/lym...
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