How do I know how
advanced my CLL is?
Your doctor may talk about your CLL as being a certain stage. Stages are a medical way for your healthcare team to talk about how advanced your cancer is. Your stage is based on how many CLL cells you have and where they are in your body. This translates into early, intermediate, or advanced CLL.
Staging and the presence of symptoms often help your medical team determine:
- if treatment is necessary at this time, and
- what the most appropriate treatment is
Stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia