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I was diagnosed with CLL 7 years ago at age 64 and have had semi annual testing since then with little or no change in my conditions. How long before I'm likely to need treatment?

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Hi @carl50 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Members aren’t medical professionals so we can’t diagnose health problems. However, we can share our own personal experiences and insights to help find answers, give suggestions and offer encouragement.

You’re really fortunate to not need any medication for your CLL. Over the 7 years since diagnosis you’ve had blood work every 6 months and nothing has changed. That’s really great news. If I were you, I’d just keep on enjoying life as you are now. There’s no point in worrying about “what ifs”. I bet you were really concerned 7 years ago and look how far you’ve come with no change. If the blood numbers do change then there are quite a few options for treatments. But there’s no indication of that yet.

Your hematologist would be the best person to ask since he knows your case. Has he or she said anything about possible future treatments?