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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells, specifically the B-cells. It is a slow-growing cancer that can cause the body to produce too many abnormal B-cells. These abnormal B-cells are unable to fight infection and can crowd out healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Symptoms of CLL can include fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and an enlarged spleen. Treatment for CLL can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy.
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