Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Treatment Options

Getting a chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) diagnosis can be frightening and patients are naturally concerned about what their future may hold. Often, patients will ask their physician about their outlook, or prognosis, the medical term used to describe how the disease will progress and the likelihood of recovery. To be an educated healthcare consumer, it is important to understand the nature of CLL/SLL and what to expect from treatments, including any possible effects on quality of life, such as lifestyle, emotions and financial issues.