Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Chronic lymphocyticleukemia (CLL) is a type of leukemia that develops slowly. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to CLL.

Risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL ) include family history. Learn about CLL risk.

Symptoms of leukemia

Symptoms may vary depending on whether you have an acute or chronic type of leukemia. Learn about the symptoms of leukemia.

Diagnosis of leukemia

Tests to diagnose leukemia, such as blood tests, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing leukemia.

Stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is staged based on blood cell counts and amount of lymphatic tissues involved. Learn about the stages of CLL.

Disease progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia usually progresses slowly and can develop wherever blood travels. Learn how CLL progresses.

Prognosis and survival for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Prognostic factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia include your age, chromosome changes and stage of the CLL. Learn about prognosis and survival.

Treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia is based on your age, stage of the CLL, your overall health and choices you make. Learn about treatments for CLL.

Supportive care for leukemia

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of leukemia. Learn how to cope with long-term effects of leukemia.

Research in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Our knowledge of cancer is always expanding. Researchers and healthcare professionals take the knowledge gained from research studies and use it to develop better practices that will help prevent, detect and treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) as well as improve the quality of life of people with CLL.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia statistics

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia diagnosed in Canadian adults. Learn about statistics for this cancer.