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The Risk Of Secondary Cancer Associated With > 8 CT Scans In Patients With NHL (Non Hodgkins Lymphoma) Take Away Points: Although CLL is a form of NHL, this study is in a different demographic with a different disease and different treatment. More than 8 CT Scan was associated
This is a lengthy and detailed review of a complicated subject, full of excellent references, representing the extensive research and the strong and well reasoned opinions of the writer, Wayne Wells AKA WWW. WWW is a well respected contributer to CLL patient forums. The reader may want to chew
Takeaway Points: To diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), there needs to be ≥5000 monoclonal (genetically identical) B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the blood for the duration of at least three months. The clonal nature of the circulating B-lymphocytes should be confirmed by flow cytometry (a test
The diagnosis of SLL requires the finding of an enlarged lymph node or nodes and/or an enlarged spleen with less than 5000 B-lymphocytes per microliter of blood (the absolute lymphocyte count or ALC is <5.0). Once more than 5,000 cancerous B-lymphocytes per microliter have spilled over into the blood,