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Incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Last Updated on Jun 22, 2016
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Incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia primarily affects adult individuals. It largely affects certain ethnic groups and is more common among men than in women.

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Age Group: The incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia increases significantly among people who are older than 50 years of age. Majority of the affected patients are over 60 years. The disease is not prevalent among children.

Ethnicity: CLL is more common among the Jewish people of East European descent and is rather uncommon in Asia, including India. It is prevalent among the white population than in the blacks. Each year, on an average, about 10,000 people in the US are diagnosed with CLL.

Sex: Men are inflicted by the condition 2 - 3 times, more often, than women. Incidence rates for all categories of leukemia are higher among males in comparison to females.

The Office of Rare Diseases (ORD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), enlists CLL as a ‘rare’ disease. This means that chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or its subtype affects less than 2 lakh people in the United States.

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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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