Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by the progressive accumulation of functionally incompetent lymphocytes. It is a heterogeneous disorder, with patients displaying either a wide range of symptoms or no symptoms at all at diagnosis. The prognosis of patients with CLL varies widely at diagnosis, with some individuals surviving only 2-3 years and others as long as 10 years. The initial course of CLL may be relatively benign, but a later, terminal, progressive phase can last between 1 and 2 years. The prognosis of an individual patient depends on disease stage at diagnosis as well as the presence or absence of risk factors.
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Cite this: Karl J. D'Silva. Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Risk Factors - Medscape - Mar 08, 2022.