From the medical leaders of 27 leading cancer centers united under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), comes this essential guide to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Adapted from clinical treatment guidelines used by physicians and oncology professionals around the world, these NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are packed with the latest information, treatment innovations, and resources about the diagnosis and treatment of CLL. Each patient-friendly chapter prepares patients and caregivers to talk with their doctors and make treatment decisions. Let this authoritative handbook be your guide! Part 1 – Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Explains how and where this cancer starts. Part 2 – Treatment planning: Describes how doctors plan your treatment. Part 3 – Overview of cancer treatments: Describes the treatments used to cure or control CLL. Part 4 – Treatment guide: Presents treatment options based on your health and age as well as features of the cancer. Supportive care is also addressed. Part 5 – Making treatment decisions: Offers tips for choosing the best treatment. A complete glossary with dictionary and acronyms completes this book.