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When to Treat cll leukemia ?

I have had low platelets for many years and doctors didn't say a word until

i was diagnoses with cll leukemia then they use it as an excuse to put me

in stage 4 so they can justify giving me fludarbine. My red cells are

perfect and my white cells have stayed the same for a year. I have had no

infections, bleeding, or fevers. I do have many medical problems that make

it very dangerous for me to take chemo. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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replied January 19th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
When your hemoglobin and platelet count are in normal range , white blood cell count are not increasing by 50% in 6 months , there are no viscromegaly or constitutional symptoms then you need just monitoring.
Treatment is recommended only if there are above parameters as early treatment in CLL cannot alter prognosis.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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