You may just be starting treatment for your CLL. Or you may need
treatment again because the disease has advanced (relapse).
- Relieve symptoms
- Stop the cancer from getting worse
- Get the disease into partial or complete remission
There are many treatment options for CLL. The appropriate treatment for you depends on a number of factors. These include:
- The stage of CLL—how far along your disease is
- Your personal characteristics—such as age and overall health
Treatments may vary from patient to patient. And when you’ve been treated before, remember that your response may not be as good the second time around. Still, it is important to understand what options are available and to discuss your treatment goals with your doctor.