My father was a heavy smoker and I was subjected to a lot of second hand smoke growing up. Then in
latter years became my Dad's carer. He was house-bound in a wheel chair as a result of losing a leg
due to bad circulation. He kept on smoking in the house so when I went to look after him on a
daily basis, I was again subjected to the smoke. I have read that possibly CLL could be caused by
My father died in 2008 and I was diagnosed with CLL in 2010 even though my lymphocyte count
was a little above normal for a couple of years previously.
My question is, is there anyone else with CLL that could have been affected by second hand smoke.
I guess it's fruitless trying to work out how we have acquired CLL but I am interested in any else
who has been subjected to second hand smoke for a great part of their life. I have never smoked
myself. Thank you.