Typically, cancer prognosis is about overall survival. However, CLL is an indolent type of cancer, which slowly grows over the years. Despite being chronic, the course of the disease can be unpredictable. This can cause uncertainty and worries regarding the future.
Thanks to the development of new diagnostic techniques and the introduction of novel targeted therapies, the era of personalized medicine is here. Nowadays, there are prognostic tests which can assess which treatment is more effective for each individual. Before starting your treatment, you may be asked to undertake such lab tests. Their results will help your physician better assess the significance of your disease and identify the most suitable treatment.