If you have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you are not alone. CLL is the most common form of leukemia in adults in the United States. CLL is a chronic, slow-growing cancer of white blood cells that fight infection in the body. CLL usually develops gradually over time and many patients do not have symptoms of the disease for many years. However, some patients have more aggressive forms of the disease and require timely treatment after diagnosis.
The more you know about your cancer diagnosis, the better prepared you will be to make informed decisions about your health. In this Patient Toolkit, you will find information to help you understand your diagnosis and tips on managing day-to-day life with cancer. In addition to frequently asked questions, links are provided to other up-to-date resources to help answer all of your questions.