Hi, I would much appreciate your advice on my father's case. My father is 69, and he was diagnosed with CLL last August, he was at Rai Stage I and on W&W as of Dec'16. He came to London to stay with me for a few months and now he went back to China. He had a blood test done in China at end of 2016. Half year later, last week, he had another blood test. We can see that some figures changed and a doctor advised us to start the treatment. But we would like to ask around to see whether he has really reached the treatment point, as some doctors in China tend to favor invasive treatment even it's unnecessary, for the economic reasons. Here, I would like to post some of his blood test results for your reference:
WBC: 38.61(current) vs. 25.64 (6ms ago); Normal range : 3.5-9.5;
RBC: 5.64 (current) vs. 5.76 (6ms ago); Normal range: 4.3-5.8;
HGB: 157 (current) vs. 162 (6ms ago); Normal range:130-175;
PLT: 154 (current) vs. 183 (6ms ago); Normal range: 125-350;
NEUT%: 21.4 (current) vs. 29.5 (6ms ago); Normal range:40-75;
LYMPH% 74.6 (current) vs. 67.1 (6ms ago); Normal range: 20-50;
NEUT#: 8.25 (current) vs. 7.54 (6ms ago); Normal range: 1.8-6.3;
LYMPH#: 28.8 (current) vs. 17.21 (6ms ago); Normal range: 1.1-3.2;
MCV: 81.2 (current) vs. 85.4 (6ms ago); Normal range: 82-100;
Besides the abnormal blood test results, he doesn’t have weight loss or night sweeting. He has 3 enlarged lymph nodes but spleen and liver are not enlarged.
Could you please help us to have a look? Of course we will listen to what doctor says but it’s better to have a second opinion. Hopefully he doesn’t need a chemo type of treatment now.
In addition, if his health condition allows him to come to London next year, I would like to take him to see the specialist. Do you have any recommendation on a good doctor in London?