Chronic Leukemia Info

Cancer that begins in the blood-forming tissue is called leukemia. Chronic leukemia gets worse slowly, and there are two types: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
 
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia accounts for about 7,000 new cases of leukemia each year. In most cases, people who are diagnosed with this cancer are over 55 years of age. CLL almost never affects children.
 
A person's treatment plan and prognosis will depend on things like:
 
  • The chronic leukemia stage
  • Red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet blood counts
  • Whether there are symptoms, such as fever, chills, or weight loss
  • Whether the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes are larger than normal
  • The response to initial treatment.
 
(Click Chronic Leukemia for detailed information on how this disease is diagnosed, possible symptoms, specific treatment options, how this cancer develops, and important statistics.)
 

Chronic Leukemia Info

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