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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Leukaemias and blood cell cancers are not all the same.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) or B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) is a low-grade slow-growing cancer of specialised blood cells called lymphocytes.

Many people never need treatment for this condition but require regular blood tests and monitoring by their GPs.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created April 2013.

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