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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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Introduction
Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Chronic leukaemia tends to progress slowly over the course of many years.
Causes of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
It's not known what causes most cases of leukaemia. However, there are many risk factors that are known to increase your chances of getting chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Diagnosing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Most cases of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia are discovered during unrelated routine blood tests.
Treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia will depend on the condition's stage at diagnosis. Your age and overall level of health and fitness will also be considered.
Complications of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Increased vulnerability to secondary infections is one of the main complications of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.