Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of leukemia in the US.1
- CLL is generally incurable, and usually follows an indolent course2,3
- CLL accounted for an estimated 14,620 diagnoses and 4650 deaths in 20154
- CLL is most frequently diagnosed among people aged 65-74, with a median age of diagnosis of 71 years4
- Many patients with CLL have at least one coexisting medical condition5
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- Brenner H, Gondos A, Pulte D. Trends in long-term survival of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia from the 1980s to the early 21st century. Blood. 2008;111:4916-4921.
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- SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/clyl.html. Updated April 2015. Accessed September 21, 2015.
- Thurmes P, Call T, Slager S, et al. Comorbid conditions and survival in unselected, newly diagnosed patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2008;49:49-56.