Hello, I was diagnosed with CLL in 2004 and have been trying to control or eliminate it with a mostly vegan diet (I am now 65 years old). But as time has gone by I have been "losing the battle", I think due to my sugar addiction. My white blood cell count was 14,000 when it was discovered and confirmed, and is now in the 60 - 70,000 range. All other blood counts are "just barely" in the normal range, except my Lymphocytes which are at 95%. I have been living in Africa and the Middle East the entire time and am frustrated by the lack of availability of any alternative treatment expertise, preferably from a holistically educated "regular" MD. I have never noticed any effects at all due to my CLL and am very physically active windsurfing, open ocean kayak racing, mountain climbing, diving, et. I am planning on making an appointment with a Hematologist here in Dubai (where I am living for the next few years), who my general practitioner says gets good reviews from a couple other CLL patients she has referred to this Hemo. I want to discuss "options" with him. ANY SUGGESTIONS how I should approach him. (I really don't know anything about the treatment options but really want to steer clear of immune system destroying "regular chemo"). Any advice at all? I feel very helpless and alone, like I am marooned alone on an island where there is no pertinent information. I can find very little if anything on the internet about alternative treatments for CLL. There is tons of information on "hard tumor" cancers. Thanks for listening.