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chucky2g

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Posted by @chucky2g in Cancer, Oct 9, 2014

I was diagnosed wit CLL about 2 years ago and now its time to start FCR treatment. Any suggestions on how to prepare for the Chemo

Tags: Leukemia

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jstreed

Posted by @jstreed, Oct 10, 2014

Here is a link you might find helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chemotherapy/basics/how-you-prepare/prc-20023578

chucky2g

Posted by @chucky2g, Oct 10, 2014

Thank you

rafe61

Posted by @rafe61, Oct 17, 2015

Staying hydrated is important and just taking good care of yourself. My first go with Rituxan was interesting and gave me rigors, but the nurses gave me benedryl and they passed. There's a CLL support group on facebook you may want to look up. A group of people having similar experiences. I hope the chemo goes well.

KathleenWarren

Posted by @KathleenWarren, Mon, Jan 11 at 7:45pm CST

I have been diagnosed with CLL since 2009. Can you tell me the life expectancy for this disease.?

colleenyoung

Posted by @colleenyoung, Mon, Jan 11 at 8:20pm CST

Hi @KathleenWarren,
Welcome to Connect. As you may already know CLL develops very slowly and treatment can keep it under control for many years, which it seems to be doing in your case.

Here is some more detailed information about the outlook of CLL http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/cll/treatment/statistics-and-outlook-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia Please keep in mind that everyone is different and there are many factors that will influence your prognosis for example gender, age, general health and the stage of the cancer.

Do you know what stage of CLL you have?

KathleenWarren

Posted by @KathleenWarren, Tue, Jan 12 at 5:39pm CST

Not sure I have a Dr. Appt. Friday and I can find out at that time.
Thanks

colleenyoung

Posted by @colleenyoung, Mon, Jan 11 at 8:30pm CST

Hi @rafe61 and @chucky2g,
A new member with CLL just joined Connect. I was wondering if you might welcome her on this thread?

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-have-been-diagnosed-with-cll-since-2009-can-you-tell-me/

Thanks for considering.
Colleen
Connect Community Director

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