pain that sparadicly comes from the actual bones in my fingers and the palmes of my hands which swell up but affects one hand & then flares up in the other hand the pain is unberable i can not sleep during an attack & it fells like the blood suppliy is etheir restricting or that it is not curculating causing the swelling. i have just had my bone marrow biopsy results my counsultant heamotolagist has told me that my cll is stage B & IS NOT CURABLE ! i have l enlarged lymph glands all over the place with the worst one at the back of my kneck this is exstremly painfull and is restricting my movment my lymphocyte count is 85 & the doubling time is 9 to11 mnths i was firs diagnosed with cll in nov 2015 & told that this cancer was not aggresive & that i had nothing to worry about ! i have now been told that the cll is [progresing & due to the fact i was treated six months before having cll for hep c that was dianosed for near on 20 yrs i had a 6mnth treatment with interferon & ribifen i went through hell during that treatment after i was told that i no longer had the hep c virus & now i have been told that i can only have chemo as it will bring back the hep c virus ? because even though the virus is not showing up in blood tests there are small strands of te virus that can hide & & not show up but as chemo works directly ln the liver it would reactivate the virus ?confusing to say the least, i trully belive that it was the interfeon that caused the cll as right from the start of treatment my lymphocyte count begain to rise consderably & has kept on rising ever since & the doubling time of my lymphocyte is 3 months my bone marrow biopsy showed a 20% cll cells ,I find that even among heamatolgist,s there are a lot of inconcistencys in this cancer field & personaly i would have been told a lot more about the dangers of interferon ,i am 50yrs old & apparently this is unussual for someone of my age to get cll it usually affects older people ,it is partner & my parents who have sadly in my opinion sufferd the most from the mish mash of disinformation & i hope that this will help other people just diagnosed or on" Watch & Wait ? by the way i caught the hep c virus from a blood transfusion after a car crash in spain over 20 yrs ago ? now have to have bloods & scans every 2 months i allso have to have a livers scan every 6 months, best wishes to all new & old.Thomas.