Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a blood cancer where there are too many of a specific type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. CLL is the second most common form of leukemia in adults often occurring during or after middle age. It rarely occurs in children.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Imbruvica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BioCurcumin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fludara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
chest and face flushing constant tiredness 7 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Imbruvica)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea leg edema 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness flushing 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
confusion
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BioCurcumin)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fludara)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic lymphocytic leukemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 11
30s 16
40s 33
50s 129
60s 214
70+ 134
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 30
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 37
70+ years 13

Sex

Distribution of sex

57% Female
43% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 269
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from CLL patients who have completed their condition history
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