About Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is a type of cancer. CLL is the most common chronic leukemia in the United States. In fact, over 15,000 new cases of CLL are expected each year. For some people with CLL, the disease grows so slowly they may not need treatment.
In either case, CLL is considered a serious disease. When treated, CLL may respond to treatment for a period of time. Then, the disease may advance. But did you know people with CLL have more treatment options than ever before?
In this section, learn more about:
- What chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is—The signs and symptoms and how is it diagnosed Go Now
- How CLL is treated—The goals of treatment and some treatment options for CLL, including watch-and-wait, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy Go Now
- Useful tips for talking with your doctor about CLL Go Now
This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Discuss with your doctor any questions you have about your medical condition or your treatment.