My father has recently been diagnosed with CLL with deletion 17p. This follows a diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 10 years ago. His brother was recently diagnosed with CLL as well. In January, my father had surgery to repair a partially severed spinal cord due to arthritis. His mobility is compromised. He can only walk with a walker and an aide so pretty much wheelchair bound, he has a peg feeding tube because cannot swallow, needs assistance bathing and using bathroom. My question is this, how would CLL treatment affect his progress with trying to get stronger to walk and gain independence. He has always said he would never do chemo again, yet he may be considering it. I just don't know if his quality of life would be diminished even more with treatment? Would it extend survival?
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