Familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia: what does it mean to me?

  title={Familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia: what does it mean to me?},
  author={Susan L. Slager and Neil E Kay},
  journal={Clinical lymphoma & myeloma},
  volume={9 Suppl 3},
Though B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is known to be a heterogeneous disease, only recently has the familial component of CLL been more thoroughly investigated. This entity is seen in approximately 5%-10% of all patients with CLL and can be associated with earlier age of diagnosis, higher female prevalence, and increased incidence of other lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs), such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the more recently described monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis CLL in family… CONTINUE READING


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