Leukemia, Types, Signs and Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

People more than 55 years of age are mostly affected by Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This disease is very uncommon in children. Reported by the National Cancer Institute, 20,000 cases are reported every year of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The five-year survival rate of people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia is 83.2%.

  • Hairy Cell leukemia:

This is a subtype of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is very uncommon. It is called hairy cell leukemia because cancerous cells give a hairy appearance when seen under the microscope.