What is CLL?




What is CLL



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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a condition characterized by an accumulation of abnormal lymphocytes in the blood and the bone marrow.  These lymphocytes do not perform their functions as normal ones would and interfere with the production of other blood cells necessary for the normal functioning of the blood, leading to a host of complications like deficiency of the immune system, coagulation problems, swollen lymph nodes, and many other conditions.

About 8,100 new cases are found each year in the U.S. alone, mostly on older people over 50 years of age.  It currently has no cure but new research is bringing new approaches to managing the disease and we hope that the day a complete cure is found is very near.