Living with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

As CLL is rarely cured, you will need regular follow-up for the rest of your life. At each visit, your doctor will do a physical exam and blood tests to monitor the leukaemia. After a treatment, you may need a bone marrow biopsy to help your doctor to decide if you will need more treatment or not. If you do not have symptoms or signs of CLL, you may need to visit your doctor less often.

If you are between check-ups and have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay.

Get support

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm