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Treatment options

The current attitude of hematologists follows the international guidelines that recommend to reserve therapy only for those people with more advanced disease or with a clear tendency to progression. Each person’s experience of CLL is different in both symptoms and prognosis. CLL is rarely cured. Treatment options can help reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Your doctor will discuss the treatment options with you.
What does it mean to watch and wait?

What does it mean to watch and wait?

Sometimes doctors may feel that the best course of action for a person with CLL is to ‘watch and wait’.

Regular check-ups

Regular check-ups

Every few weeks or months, or every year, your health care team will ask you to come for a check-up.

Will I need treatment?

Will I need treatment?

Many people diagnosed with slow-growing blood cancers don’t need treatment straightaway. Some people do not have any troublesome symptoms when they are first diagnosed and, hence, do not have treatment at this time.