diagnosed in 2001 aged 43 with cll, been on wait and watch with 6 month bloods and consults.
Now I'm heading for treatment as I have extensive node involvement in chest area, extremely enlarged tonsils , persistent cough/ breathlessness and fatigue. Been told I am now classified as having small lymphocytic lymphoma.
on a side note cll runs in my family, Dad was diagnosed aged 73( late stage)died aged 78, uncle ( dads brother) diagnosed aged 60 and my 1st cousin ( Uncles son) diagnosed aged 47. I have 5 siblings, 2 daughters and 16 direct nephews and nieces we are all holding our breaths praying for no more diagnoses but don't like our chances.