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Treating CLL in Older Patients

Published on January 27, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • The advances from the previous decade have been some of the most useful treatments for older CLL patients.
  • Experts believe you can get a more gentle yet very effective treatment with new therapies.
  • You can still live a full life as an older CLL patient who needs treatment.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia specialist Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli, from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, joins Patient Power to discuss treating older patients. Dr. Ferrajoli provides insight on what to discuss with your doctor as an older CLL patient, or what to bring up as a care partner. Dr. Ferrajoli also offers advice on topics older patients often face such as navigating drug interactions due to other conditions, maintaining an active day-to-day life and having open communication with your doctor.

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