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Why are people so stubborn to get diagnosed. It’s just better to find out so it can be treated. Le sigh…
SLL and CLL are identical under a microscope. The only difference is where the cells are primarily located. CLL in the blood, SLL in the lymph nodes. They’re treated same way and are one of the more responsive forms of leukemia. I hope your sister doesn’t wait too long…

And I’m sorry your other sister passed away from ALL. In children there’s a good chance of a cure. But it tends to be lower for adults so I’m sorry that your sister was a victim. I lost my brother to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was 27. That was in 1969. Now it has a cure rate of 95%. Let’s hope for a future where all cancers can be either prevented or cured, right?

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My one sister with the CLL diagnoses is extremely squeamish, and like many people, and she never questions or challenges her doctor about anything.

The lymph node excision in my neck was a relatively simple procedure. The surgeon removed a cluster of nodes and all were cancerous. 77% of the B-Lymphocytes isolated from the nodes were cancerous vs. 30% of the B-Lymphocytes in the peripheral blood. The 3” incision in my neck is without a scar. The day surgery procedure only lasted a hour and I was home having dinner that night. I’m glad to have had it done.

Similarly, my bone marrow biopsy took all of 15 minutes for the PA at my oncology clinic to perform as well. No pain, no bleeding. People should just do it and get on with treatment.