What Is CLL?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. It can progress either slowly or quickly depending on the form it takes. Many people with CLL live good-quality lives for years with medical care.
What You Should Know
- CLL is the most common type of leukemia in adults.
- Hematologists and oncologists are specialists who treat people who have CLL or other types of blood cancer.
- Some people have CLL that grows slowly while other people have CLL that grows faster.
- CLL patients have a number of effective treatment options available to them.
- For slow-growing CLL, watchful waiting may be an appropriate treatment approach.
What You Should Do
- Talk with your doctor about your diagnostic tests and what the results mean.
- Talk with your doctor about all your treatment options and the results you can expect from treatment.
- Ask your doctor whether a clinical trial is a good treatment option for you.