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What is B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What is B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

  • B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A slow progressing disease involving cancerous B-cell lymphocytes which take over the healthy cells in the lymph nodes. B-cells help the body to fight infections so when the disease becomes more advanced, the body is less able to fight infection as there are fewer healthy, functioning B-cells.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Introduction

Types of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

Broader types of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

How serious is B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Prognosis of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Patients usually survive 1 to 20 years after diagnosis.

What causes B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Causes of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: see causes of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

What are the symptoms of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Symptoms of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: see symptoms of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Treatments for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: see treatments for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Research for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: see research for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Name of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Main name of condition: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

 

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