Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
An indolent (slow-growing) cancer in which too many immature lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found mostly in the blood and bone marrow. Sometimes, in later stages of the disease, cancer cells are found in the lymph nodes and the disease is called small lymphocytic lymphoma. Also called CLL.
Last updated: 2014-08-27
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)