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The prevalence of coronavirus is growing quickly. Our compromised immune status mandates that we stay well-informed in order to plan ahead and strategize how we will obtain the best possible care, should we become infected.

The CLL Society will provide frequent medically curated updates and news, both general and specific, to our community in this special COVID-19 section of our website until the crisis has passed.

CLL Society COVID-19 Virtual Community Meetings

Thanks to all who attended our Virtual Community Meetings! In case you couldn’t make it or would like to review the discussions again, we’ve provided convenient links to our archives below.

Past archived meetings:

The Big Picture: Comments, Coping Strategies, and Musing on COVID-19

This medical pandemic may bring light to some corners of our society, our health systems, and own psyches that are used to living in the dark. And that is a good thing.

Ask the Experts about Coronavirus

We are very grateful to Dr. Furman for his generosity in answering the many questions he receives. We also are thankful to have Tom Henry for pharmacy questions, Dr. Susan Leclair for all things lab, and Dr. Ed Ratner for your questions re: palliative and end of life care. Have a question? Scroll to the CLL Toolbox section at bottom of this page and choose the appropriate button.

Remember that we cannot give medical advice and any suggestions should be reviewed with your treating doctors.

CLL Society Postponements or Rescheduling

We continue to diligently monitor the evolving issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Out of an abundance of caution, CLL Society canceled all live events, both support group meetings and educational programs beginning in March 2020. Support group meetings and educational programs have been moved to a virtual format. Please check the links below to find meetings and events that you can participate in, virtually.

Expert Access Program

Telemedicine is a great tool to receive a second opinion without going to the hospital or your doctor’s office. You can see an expert CLL physician, at no cost, for a second opinion using our easy online platform, apply here. This program is open to all U.S. patients with a CLL diagnosis. If you have used the program before, you may reapply if you need new clinical advice.