Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of leukemia that develops slowly.

Risks for chronic leukemia

Chronic leukemia includes chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Risks for chronic leukemia include family history and high doses of radiation.

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.

Staging chronic lymphocytic leukemia

The stage of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) describes how much cancer is in the body.

Disease progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) usually progresses slowly and can develop wherever blood travels.

Prognosis and survival for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Prognosis estimates the outcome for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It depends on many factors including chromosome changes, gene mutations and age.

Treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can be treated with active surveillance, targeted therapy, chemoimmunotherapy and sometimes with a stem cell transplant.

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.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cancer in a certain time frame.

Medical disclaimer

The information that the Canadian Cancer Society provides does not replace your relationship with your doctor. The information is for your general use, so be sure to talk to a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your health.

We do our best to make sure that the information we provide is accurate and reliable but cannot guarantee that it is error-free or complete.

The Canadian Cancer Society is not responsible for the quality of the information or services provided by other organizations and mentioned on, nor do we endorse any service, product, treatment or therapy.

1-888-939-3333 | | © 2024 Canadian Cancer Society