For many people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), starting treatment helps them focus on moving ahead and looking forward to their disease's remission.
Types of CLL Treatment
CLL can't be cured, but it can be managed. Doctors use several types of approaches and treatment for adults with CLL, some at different stages:
- watch and wait
- drug therapy, including chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody therapy
- blood cell growth factors
- radiation therapy
- supportive care
Your doctor may suggest that you participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations or new approaches to stem cell transplantation.
More to Explore
- Tips to prevent and manage side effects
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's free booklets The CLL Guide: Information for Patients and Caregivers and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia