CLL treatment that concentrates in shrinking the spleen without undergoing chemo

Posted by nellieblue @nellieblue, May 7, 2016

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.

@nellieblue

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

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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.

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@nellieblue

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.

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Thanks again for the reply. Do you know the exact name of what you took? Best, Rich

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