Follow up and monitoring

CLL is an illness that you can live with for a long time, as it often progresses very slowly. If treatment is needed, it’s usually very effective and can keep the leukaemia under control for many years. You will need to have regular check-ups and blood tests.

If you have any problems or notice any new symptoms that don’t go away within a couple of weeks, let your doctor know as soon as possible. You don’t need to wait until your next appointment.

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Lifestyle and well-being

After being diagnosed with CLL you may want to think about ways you can improve your well-being and general health.