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 newest treatment for CLL?

The BTK inhibitor arsenal has expanded recently with the November 2019 approval of acalabrutinib for the treatment of adult patients with CLL [39]. Acalabrutinib is a second-generation BTK inhibitor with reduced off-target activity and improved in vitro selectivity compared with ibrutinib [40].

Can you live a full life with CLL?

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.

Who are the Best Doctors for CLL in Florida?

Alvaro Alencar, MD, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Gregoire Bergier, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Largo & Clearwater Richard H. Buck, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Sarasota Asher A. Chanan-Khan, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Nam H Dang, MD, PhD, University of Florida Health, Gainesville

Who are the doctors recommended by the CLL Society?

Many, but not all, of the doctors on the CLL Physicians Recommended by CLL Society readers are CLL specialists. The CLL Society does not endorse any particular individual listed, nor do we make any judgment about the appropriateness of any doctor for your particular needs.

What kind of cells are affected by CLL?

CLL causes a slow increase in a certain type of white blood cells called B lymphocytes, or B cells. Cancer cells spread through the blood and bone marrow. CLL can also affect the lymph nodes or other organs such as the liver and spleen. CLL eventually can cause the bone marrow to lose its function.

Who are the Best Doctors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

CAR t-cell therapy, Bone marrow transplant, Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, Aplastic anemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, Acute mye Mayo Clinic hematologists are respected for their contributions to the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatment.