Our expert says:
This is a kind of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells (lymphocytes). CLL affects a specific type of lymphocyte called the B cell, which originates in the bone marrow, grows to adulthood in the lymph nodes. B Cells are the cells used by the body to fight infection. If you have B cell CLL, the cells are abnormal and can't fight infection, they also cause supression of other blood cells due to the volume they take up.
These blood cancers are treatable and patients can go into remission with treatment.
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