What Is CLL?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is a type of cancer. CLL is the most common chronic leukemia in the United States. In people with CLL, too many abnormal white blood cells (known as lymphocytes) build up in the blood, bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes. Over time, these cells may crowd healthy cells, resulting in fewer normal blood cells and platelets.
CLL is a serious disease that 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? If you have CLL, it’s important to:
- Be informed about CLL
- Learn about the treatment options
- Talk openly with your healthcare team about managing your CLL
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.