I came across this page was frantically searching the web about CLL. My mother was diagnosed a few days ago. She has lived a fairly healthy life and is only 60 years old. While telling me it was positive that she had CLL she seemed pretty positive but all I heard was "cancer" she kept saying if she was going to get cancer this was the best one to get.. However my anxiety is through the roof reading different things on medical websites. I don't know much other than her doctor said she doesn't need treatment right now.. However she does have swollen lymph nodes and will be have a CT scan within the next few weeks. I feel so lost trying to find answers to all of the questions that I have. I'm assuming the swollen lymph nodes aren't a good sign but I'm hoping somebody can tell me some positive outcomes of CLL or something to make me feel somewhat better with this rather shocking news. I am wondering how long some of you have lived with CLL?