You may have just been told you have CLL. Or you may have been living with CLL for many years. Throughout your disease, you may or may not have symptoms. Whatever the case, watching your health can help you talk to your doctor about your CLL and be more involved in your care.
Symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may include:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin. This swelling can be painless
- Discomfort or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen
- Feeling very tired or weak
- Feeling short of breath
- Fever, night sweats, or weight loss
- Infections of the skin or body
Tell your doctor or nurse if you notice any symptoms or a sudden change in your health. Also, keep in mind that some symptoms can be caused by many different illnesses and not necessarily by CLL. Medical tests are needed to find out if CLL is the cause.
Monitor your symptoms
Talking openly and directly about symptoms can help you and your doctor manage 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.