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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Introduction

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A cancer of the blood and bone marrow where too many abnormal lymphocytes (white blood cells) are produced which eventually crowds out healthy blood cells in the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Treatments for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Early stages of the cancer are usually monitored rather than treated. For more advanced case, treatment options include:
  • Chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow stem cell transplant
  • Chemotherapy e.g. rituximab, alemtuzumab
  • Blood transfusions may be needed if anemia develops
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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Prognosis for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Prognosis for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: This type of cancer tends to progress slowly in many cases which is why treatment in the early stages may be delayed. Rapid progression of the cancer will require treatment. The risk of the treatments needs to be weighed up against the rate of disease progression.

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Definitions of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia:

Chronic leukemia characterized by morphologically mature but immunologically less mature lymphocytes; manifested by an abnormal accumulation of these cells in blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic tissue. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Chronic leukemia characterized by lymphoblast-like cells; more common in older men - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or a subtype of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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