Overview of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slowly progressing disease in which abnormal lymphocytes crowd out other blood cells and may collect in the blood, bone marrow and lymph tissues.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment
Since chronic lymphocytic leukemia is slow moving, you may not need treatment until years after you are diagnosed. Our treatment teams will compassionately guide you through all stages of your leukemia care.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and personal preferences. Options may include:
Specialized Centers for Leukemia Care
The Blood Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is one of few specialized centers nationally. The center combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary physician team on the medical staff.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, including hematologist/oncologists, hepatopathologists and cytogeneticists on the medical staff.