When do you treat relapsed CLL?

When do you treat relapsed CLL?

When do you treat relapsed CLL?

Treatment should be initiated only when International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia criteria are met in the presence of signs or symptoms of disease activity, as in newly diagnosed patients. Relapsed, symptomatic, and refractory (or resistant) disease should not be employed as synonymous terms.

Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia go into remission?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can rarely be cured. Still, most people live with the disease for many years. Some people with CLL can live for years without treatment, but over time, most will need to be treated. Most people with CLL are treated on and off for years.

Is CLL bone marrow cancerous?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that starts in white blood cells (called lymphocytes) in the bone marrow. CLL mainly affects older adults and accounts for about one-third of all leukemias.

What percentage of CLL patients need treatment?

It is important to emphasise that for many people CLL remains stable for many months and years and has little, if any, impact on their lifestyle or general health. Around 30-50% of people diagnosed with CLL never require any treatment for their disease and can survive for many years despite their diagnosis.

What is the survival rate for CLL?

The survival rate for people with CLL varies widely according to the stage of the disease (see Stages). The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for people age 20 and older with CLL is 86%.

What is the survival rate of LGL leukemia?

Despite its indolent course, LGL leukemia is associated with a median overall survival of 9 to 10 years, according to one series. Disease-related deaths are mainly due to severe infections that occur in 10% of the patient population.

Is LGL a leukemia terminal?