You may have heard the term watch-and-wait. That means the doctor and patient will watch for symptoms and not start treatment unless needed. Some people with CLL never need treatment. While you watch-and-wait:
- Learn all you can. Ask your doctor about the stage of your disease. Then, you can watch your CLL together.
Your Symptom Checklist
To help you be involved in monitoring your symptoms, download or print this checklist.
- Ask questions. Review all of the information you receive from your doctor. Ask questions if you don’t understand. And keep asking until you do
- Get support. Discuss your feelings with a support group, a nurse, and/or a loved one. This can help you feel better. Visit the CLL Resources section for more information
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.