I wonder if anyone can help. My recent bone marrow aspiration and biopsy indicated 13 q deletion and P53 unmutated. I asked my consultant what this meant and he helpfully said that the unmutation was a good sign and that, oddly, the 13q deletion seemed to be a good factor in terms of prognosis.
There seems to be little on the internet that explains in layman's terms what the 13q deletion is and what the consequences might be for those of us with CLL. There is a lot more available when it is connected with different childhood diseases or abnormalities.
I understand that 13 q deletion means that a part of my DNA - a chromosome - has been deleted and that this been 'acquired' as a result of my CLL.
Does anyone know what the consequences might be, and whether I should be doing anything to mitigate the effects, if any?