Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Frequently Asked Questions
Special thanks to the late Barbara Lackritz, (a.k.a. GrannyBarb) and Susan J. Leclair, Ph.D., CLS(NCA) for their contributions to this material. Special thanks also to Ben Groot, BSc for his assistance in creating and maintaining the on-line version of this work.
This document is intended to provide information about chronic lymphocytic leukemia and should not be construed as medical advice. Any information pertaining to your health should be reviewed with your personal healthcare professional.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Frequently Asked Questions was originally developed as an on-line resource for the CLL List. It was introduced in May 1999 as Frequently Asked Questions about Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (“CLL FAQ”). The on-line version of the CLL FAQ is hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc. (“ACOR”) a non-profit corporation registered in New York State. This latest version of the CLL FAQ (version 9.0) can be found on-line at,

The CLL FAQ is primarily intended for new patients who are dealing with the shock of diagnosis and who are trying to learn about their disease. It is by no means an exhaustive document, but as its name implies, it attempts to answer some of the frequently asked questions.

The CLL FAQ was created in North America, which is evident in the language and the terminology that is used throughout. The CLL community, on the other hand, is worldwide, and it is hoped that the language and terminology used in the CLL FAQ will not impact negatively on its usefulness in other parts of the world.

It has been said that it is important to understand and take charge of one’s CLL. Hopefully, the CLL FAQ will be a helpful resource in this process.

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Thomas, David M.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Frequently Asked Questions