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I have had CLL for 12 years, without need for treatment. Now my spleen has double in size from normal and I would like to know if anyone with CLL has had any treatment that concentrates in shrinking the spleen without undergoing chemo therapy.
This is nellieblue. I had three treatments of chemo/inmunotherapy in the fall of 2016, one month apart, without any significant side effects. Therapy was successful. My spleen is back to normal, other vital markers too. I now see my oncologist every four months for regular follow up. Doing really well in total and thanksfull. Hope it helps you.
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Also, could you tell me why you chose immunotherapy over targeted therapy? I am battling between the two based on all my research. I am seeing the hematologist Wednesday. Thanks, Rich
It was basically my hematologist (Henry Ford health in Michigan) recommendation and my health advocate who is my daughter, herself a cancer survivor and an advocate of discussing any and all treatment options available with the doctor or team responsible for your treatment.
Thanks again for the reply. Do you know the exact name of what you took? Best, Rich
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