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B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Treatments for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Watchful waiting - for low risk and asymptomatic patients
  • Chemotherapy
  • Monoclonal antibodies, alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents - alemtuzumab, rituximab
  • Stem cell transplantation - role still being defined in clinical trials in small sub-set of appropriate patients
  • Radiotherapy - for local treatment of symptomatic lymph nodes or painful splenomegaly
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Rare Types

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Prognosis for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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

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Definitions of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

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

Related B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia Info

More information about B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  1. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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