Leukemia (CLL)

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Symptoms & Diagnosis

A significant part of CLL diagnosis is determining a few critical features which will drive your treatment choices.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common type of leukemia

CLL usually affects older people. The average age at diagnosis is about 70 years old. It is rare for CLL to occur in people under age 40, and it is even more rare in children. Because it is a disease that develops slowly, many¬†people live for years without symptoms. That’s is also why it is hard to screen for CLL, and doctors have to use a variety of blood tests to confirm diagnosis.

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