If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) here are some questions you may want to ask your doctor to help you better understand your condition and treatment options:

  • What stage is my CLL and what does that mean for my prognosis?
  • What are the potential side effects of the treatments you are recommending?
  • What are my treatment options, and which one do you recommend for me?
  • How long will my treatment last and what will it involve?
  • Are there any clinical trials or research studies that I could participate in?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes that I should make to better manage my condition?
  • How often will I need to come in for check-ups and monitoring of my CLL?
  • Are there any support groups or resources available to help me cope with my diagnosis?
  • What can I do to reduce my risk of infections or complications?
  • What are the potential risks and benefits of stem cell transplantation for my CLL?

It is important to be open and honest with your doctor about your concerns and questions. Make sure to write down your questions ahead of time so you don’t forget to ask anything important during your appointment. Your doctor will be able to provide you with information specific to your individual case and help you make informed decisions about your treatment.

Having a support person with you during appointments can be beneficial since the amount of information provided can be overwhelming.