My doctor discovered smudge cells as a pre-cursor to CLL in Dec. 2015. This spring of 2016, my lyphmocyte count put over the 5000 threshold wherein I now have CLL. I am 68.
I am blessed that this is a CHRONIC versus an ACUTE cancer.
That said, I am aware that I will ultimately require some form of treatment.
It appears from the information that I have read that the forms of treatment are:
2. IMBRUVICA (IMBRUTINIB)
I am somewhat reluctant to consider chemotherapy.
I would be interested in hearing from CLL patients who have been exposed to EITHER IMBRUVICA or, IMMUNOTHERAPY……..the success, failure, side effects etc.
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.