Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a form of cancer that affects the blood—specifically a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes—and bone marrow. CLL is the most common leukemia in adults. Being diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia can come as a shock, since many people are symptom-free when they learn they have the disease. The good news is that CLL has a survival rate that is higher than many other cancers.
While it’s true that there is no known cure for CLL yet, many cases are very slow to spread. If you are diagnosed with a more aggressive form of the disease, there is also much hope, as every year brings newer, more effective treatments that can extend both the quality and quantity of life.
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