Signs of CLL worsening include changes in the symptoms, the results of blood tests or certain findings from your physical examinations. These might indicate the initiation of treatment. A variety of factors will be considered in the decision of the appropriate treatment. The development and introduction of more effective, targeted treatments through the years has improved the lives of people living with CLL. However, the start of treatment might pose challenges and entail a variety of emotions.

During this stage many questions might arise:

When might your doctor suggest treatment?

When deciding treatment, what should you let your doctor know about you, besides your medical profile?

What are the available treatments?

What are some of the emotions and thoughts of people receiving treatment for CLL?

Personal Stories

“I visited him after Easter, and he told me that we are going to start treatment in the summer. We started the treatment, and it went very well, after some years I started another treatment, and it went very well too, painless. That was nothing to me, I was going out normally. Generally, it doesn't interfere with my life, I didn't change my life, it’s like I don't have this disease”. (Chris)
“Science has progressed, one shouldn’t give up. I have CLL for 13-14 years and I am really well. It hasn’t affected me in any way. Even when I had chemotherapy, it was painless. In the summer I went to the hospital for chemotherapy and then I would go swimming as if nothing happened”. (Jim)


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