NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

13 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, 2018 1 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Review Review † † White blood cells are a part of your body’s immune system. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and include NK cells, B-cells, and T-cells. † † Leukemias are cancers of white blood cells and start in bone marrow and blood. CLL is one type of leukemia that starts in B-cells. † † Your blood needs to be tested to diagnose CLL. To diagnose, doctors look for very high numbers of abnormal B-cells. They also look for proteins that are common and uncommon to CLL cells. “ The key to managing fear is in making informed decisions. Stay positive, make a plan for yourself and go forward one step at a time. - Ted