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Ask the Doctor Question:

According to the doctor, my father is suffering from CLL. The doctor has said there is no need for treatment at this time and that treatment will begin once multi-problems arise. However, my father is feeling weak, not hungry, weight loss, etc.

Answer: If you haven’t already, please talk to your father’s CLL specialist about his symptoms. The fatigue you mentioned is not unusual with CLL. We are not aware of all details of his medical situation or all of the available testing/therapies available in your country, but the weight loss may be a concerning sign to discuss with his physician. Here is an article you might find helpful that talks about symptoms to look for which may indicate it is time to begin treatment: https://cllsociety.org/2016/03/cll-watch-wait-start-treatment/