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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Glossary

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Glossary

Lymphoma- A kind of cancer affecting Lymph glands and nodes.

Precursor Blood cell- A cell that multiplies and gives rise to other blood cells.
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Ataxia telangiectasia- An autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder that also impairs the immune system.

Agammaglobulinemia- Most common primary immunodeficiency disorder.

Carcinogenic agent- A Cancer causing agent.

FISH- A specialized cyto-molecular technique that uses fluorescent probes to detect chromosomal abnormalities.

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JLD1948

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to treat CLL ?? My Dad is 92 and mild diabetic. He was holding his own until a lymph gland swelled up under his arm; they did radiation; the tumor burst and is now an open wound under his arm. They are doing wound care; three times per week; but it is extremely painful for him. I know that the Hyperbaric treatments are beneficial for numerous wounds and ailments. Could it possibly be beneficial to heal this open would under his arm ?

jen71

My dad has been just diagnosed with cll. He is 65 yrs old, a smoker for about 50yrs. now. He said he has not felt right for about 4-5yrs. said he knew something was wrong. His white blood cell count is 280,000 and still fighting shingles. What is his prognosis?

dazedandconfused

I'm 48 years old and have had 7 heart attacks in the last 14 years along with 12 stents. Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 CLL. Can you give me any ideas on life expectancy?

saba_mother

my mother is diagnosed with CLL, 63 is the count of platelets and 112400 of wbc what are te chances

wanda

Is CLL hereditary?

John66

Yes, my doctor told me it was. I have CLL and my brother and sister has it.

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