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CLL Cure?

I read all these articles in various publications, and posts on this and other CLL related websites, regarding new and improved treatments for the control and management of CLL, and, indeed they're very encouraging.

But does anyone know just how close the medical profession is to finding a complete cure for CLL?

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Thankyou Dick, will take the time to read them through.

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You beat me to it baq! I was just listening to what Dr. Peter Hillmen has to say about this in the most recent PP video. There's talk of a 'functional cure' and 'deep remission' but rarely does anyone venture into 'complete cure' territory yet. However I'd take either of the two quite happily!

Newdawn

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And so would I, Newdawn. I think that we're always going to hear those sorts of careful phrases, especially from litigation averse medical people. They're still quite positive though.

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Yes, Newdawn! I love his optimism. And Dr. Follows too. This is a short one of Dr. Follows. oncologytube.com/video/a-po...

Interview with Dr. Furman here....

It's about 20 minutes long, but I particularly like the part where he says that we are getting to a point where even younger patients may soon be seeing a normal life expectancy because the frequency of these new drugs coming out.

I have them saved so I can go back and listen / watch when I need a boost :)

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Great video. Thanks for posting. Anyone needing to decide on chemo vs. newer targeted therapy should watch this.

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I think, we will be hearing soon good news during the IWCLL 2017 13.-15.05.2017 in New York. I'll be there.

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Sounds promising Seoul. As you're going to be there, would you be so kind as to pass on a couple of requests?

We'd like any complete cure to comprise of one dose (liquid, tablet or injection), be instantaneous and with no side effects. We could stretch to two doses at a pinch, perhaps wait a day or two for the complete cure, and maybe tolerate a mild headache as a very short lived side effect.

I mean, how hard can it be........πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

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