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Getting a Second Opinion is a Smart Move After a CLL Diagnosis

Dr. Nicole Lamanna Columbia University Medical Center

If you get a diagnosis of CLL, it’s a good idea to get a second opinion. Many people are hesitant to do that but you should know the American Medical Association says it is your right to get a second opinion. What’s more, many doctors welcome it and in some cases it may be required by insurance. Because CLL is a disease that may go on on for years, you want to make sure that you are comfortable with your doctor

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Dr. Nicole Lamanna is a hematologist/oncologist at Columbia University Medical Center. Her research interests include lymphoid leukemias, specifically chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Read More

Explaining CLL

Breaking down a CLL diagnosis and determining whether or not treatment is necessary depends on blood count. In this series, we asked top doctors in the field to explain what that means and the different categories of CLL.

Symptoms & Diagnosis: What Happens Next?

Whether you require treatment for CLL will depend on your blood count, and how quickly the disease is growing. In this series, leading doctors explain how they monitor CLL and the different types of blood cancer.

Diagnosis

Tests to Determine if You Have CLL

Dr. Nicole Lamanna
Columbia University Medical Center
Diagnosis

Blood Count is Really Important in CLL

Dr. Nicole Lamanna
Columbia University Medical Center
Diagnosis

Getting a Second Opinion After a CLL Diagnosis

Dr. Nicole Lamanna
Columbia University Medical Center

Symptoms & Diagnosis: Understanding Leukemia

Whether you require treatment for CLL will depend on your blood count, and how quickly the disease is growing. In this series, leading doctors explain how they monitor CLL and the different types of blood cancer.

Diagnosis

Breaking Down the Categories of Blood Cancer

Dr. Nina Shah
UCSF Medical Center
Diagnosis

Tests That Can Inform the Prognosis of CLL

Dr. Matthew Davids
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Treatment

Monitoring CLL After Initial Diagnosis

Dr. Nicole Lamanna
Columbia University Medical Center