What Is the Life Expectancy and Prognosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

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According to previous studies, the 5-year survival rate of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is around 60% after diagnosis. The 10-year survival rate is around 34%. Some patients develop slow-growing subtypes, and have more positive prognosis than those with aggressive subtypes. Some factors can lead to negative prognosis and life expectancy. Such factors include old age and increased levels of beta-2-microglobulin in their blood. Besides, some genetic changes, such as deletion of a part of chromosome 13 in leukemic cells, is also likely to produce better prognosis. However, these statistics just provide an estimate for future results. Prognosis among individuals differs a lot and ranges from several months to a normal life expectancy. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor and have a personalized treatment plan.   Keywords: chronic lymphocytic leukemia life expectancy; cll leukemia life expectancy; chronic lymphoid leukemia prognosis; leukemia cll prognosis; prognosis chronic lymphocytic leukemia; prognosis cll leukemia