Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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If you or someone you love is seeking treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, please consider Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for treatment options. With our integrative approach to treatment, we focus on more than just the disease—we treat the whole person.
What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of four main types of leukemia. About 15,110 cases of CLL were diagnosed in 2008. About 90,179 people are living with CLL. More people are living with CLL than any other type of leukemia. Although it can develop in younger adults, it is rarely seen in children and is most prevalent in people over the age of 50.
CLL starts with a change to a single cell called a lymphocyte. Over time, the CLL cells multiply and replace normal lymphocytes in the marrow and lymph nodes. The high number of CLL cells in the marrow may crowd out normal blood-forming cells. CLL cells are also not able to fight infection like normal lymphocytes do.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment
For treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), CTCA physicians and other clinicians combine the most current, conventional treatments with a wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies. We do this because we care about each and every patient and want them to be able to utilize every possible tool in the fight against CLL.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Information
Please call us toll free at 1-800-615-3055 to speak to our Oncology Information Specialists about chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment options. Or, click to chat online with an Oncology Information Specialist.