Just diagnosed, which was a surprise since I have no family history of cancer and lead a healthy life, but I served in an infantry unit with in Vietnam so agent orange exposure was the likely catalyst. Was diagnosed thru a local hemotolgist through flow cytometry test , said would get sick sometime in the future, and to come back in 6 months. Wanted more insight than what he provided into my prognosis and went to Mayo in Rochester for a second opinion, and I am very happy I did. Got favorable results on the Fish test, had mutated IgVH genes, and had low B2M and CD 38 values, and all these tests put me solidly in the low risk bucket. Plus my physician was a CLL specialist who patiently answered all my questions. My goal is to delay time to treatment so increased my intake of matcha green tea through a morning smoothie and tea in the afternoon, along with my exercise routine of weights, yoga, and spinning classes.
Am over the shock of the diagnosis, and am thankful for my Mayo MD and what I learned about my prognosis with their specialized testing.