I have 1 year relapsed cll/sll. Will need another 6 months of rituxan/chemo. I will also be prescribed ibrutinib. I was told I will need to take it for the rest of my life. Which I guess I do not have a problem with it, if it truly works. However, my first concern is I am sensitive to medicines as it was tough going the first round of treatment. Do not know if I will be able to take it. My second concern is the cost. I looked up prices and there is no way I will be able to afford ibrutinib. I can not put my family in the poor house. Do not know if my current insurance will be, if they do although it looks like they limit the prescription to 2 a day instead of the 3 my oncologist prescribed, after out of pocket. Although I can not afford the out of pocket either. I am more concerned for next year when I will have Medicare. I know I will never be able to afford it once on Medicare. I was just wondering, should I even begin to take it because I know I will have to stop in the future? Does this medicine accelerate the disease once stopped? Will I be able to stop taking it after taking it about a year without developing immediate relapse?