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Disease or Condition — Cancer, Tumors, and Abnormal Cell Growth:
CLL

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Description

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.

Synonyms
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abdominal pain
  • anorexia
  • bleeding tendency
  • bone pain
  • chest pain on breathing
  • easy bruising
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • painless axillary swelling
  • painless inguinal swelling
  • painless neck localized skin swelling
  • shortness of breath
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • generalized enlarged lymph nodes
  • history of recurrent infections
  • splenomegaly
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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