Making treatment decisions

Understanding your diagnosis

Find out what to expect when you first visit your doctor. You can also understand what might help your medical team to plan your treatment if you do have cancer.

  • Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic (CLL)


    Staging describes how much leukaemia there is in your body. In the UK, the Binet system is used to stage CLL.

  • Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic (CLL)

    Treatment overview

    The aim of treatment is to reduce the number of CLL cells as much as possible.

  • Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic (CLL)

    Treating CLL by stage

    Stage A CLL often doesn’t need treatment. People with stage B or C CLL usually have chemotherapy and possibly targeted therapy.