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As you learn all about your diagnosis, you may have questions that you want to discuss with your doctor. For now, let’s begin with the basics.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL) Cancer Information

  • Source: National Cancer Institute
    Understand your disease better by reviewing this comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow overview of CLL.
  • Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Learning about CLL is the first step to better managing your disease. This helpful article reviews the basics of CLL and helps guide your conversation with your healthcare provider.
  • Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Diagnosing which type of leukemia a person has requires several tests. Find out how these tests help estimate how the disease will progress and which treatment will have the most impact.
  • Source: CLL Society
    Review the best ways to ward off infection and discover the vaccinations people with CLL should and shouldn’t have.
  • Source: CLL Society
    Learn about the most profound symptoms of CLL along with explanations of medical terminology.
  • Source: Cancer Support Community
    While there are about 60 different subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, most subtypes fall within 2 main groups, both named for the cell where the lymphoma originates: B-cell lymphomas or T-cell lymphomas.
  • Source: American Cancer Society
    A brief overview of non-Hodgkin lymphoma including the different types, tests, questions, treatments, clinical trials, and what happens after treatment.

More on this topic

  • Author: Sarah Handzel
    You may wonder if you should seek a second opinion about your cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Second opinions may confirm your diagnosis and provide invaluable information about your cancer and where it’s located in your body.
  • Source: Cancer Support Community
    Are you newly diagnosed? Here's what you need to know.

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