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Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic

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Introduction
Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Symptoms include pale skin, tiredness, breathlessness and repeated infections over a short space of time.
Symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
In its early stages, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) usually causes no noticeable symptoms. As the condition develops...
Causes of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Chronic leukaemia begins with an alteration to the structure of the DNA found in the stem cells that are responsible for producing white blood cells...
Diagnosing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Suspected cases of chronic leukaemia are usually first detected after a blood test...
Treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
As chronic leukaemia is a complex condition, it is usually treated by a team of different healthcare specialists working together...
Complications of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Being immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) is a common complication of chronic leukaemia...