How do CLL patients die?

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asked May 29 in Diseases Conditions by 99sedanties (1,350 points)
How do CLL patients die?

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answered May 30 by 123devon (7,680 points)
The most common cause of death for CLL patients is pneumonia and other infections.

When a person has CLL they are also at a higher risk for other infections and the most common infection that CLL patients are prone to is pneumonia which is what most of them die from.

The CLL cancer may also progress and kill the patient.

CLL or Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is less serious than other cancers are but even then CLL which is Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is still a serious cancer.

All types of cancer are serious but the good news is that CLL cancer is more easily treatable and has a higher survival rate than most other cancers.

CLL has a higher survival rate than many other cancers.

The five-year survival rate of CLL is around 83 percent, which means that 83 percent of people with the condition are alive five years after diagnosis.

But in those CLL patients over age 75, the five-year survival rate drops to less than 70 percent.

CLL is short for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

The CLL or Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow which is the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made.

The term "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia.

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) develops from a type of white blood cell called B cells.

CLL Cancer progresses slowly, usually affecting older adults.

CLL Cancer may not cause any symptoms for years.

However when symptoms of CLL do occur, they may include swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and easy bruising.

Treatment for CLL or Chronic Lymphocytic Cancer isn't always initially necessary, but may include chemotherapy. Stem-cell transplant is used in rare scenarios for aggressive cases.

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