B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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Synonyms: B-CLL | B-cell chronic lymphoid leukemia | Small lymphocytic lymphoma

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (see this term) and the most common form of leukemia in Western countries affecting elderly adults (mean age of 67 and 72 years) with a slight male predominance (1.7:1) and characterized by a highly variable clinical presentation that can include asymptomatic disease or non-specific B-symptoms such as unintentional weight loss severe fatigue fever (without evidence of infection) and night sweats as well as cervical lymphadenopathy splenomegaly and frequent infections. Some patients can also develop autoimmune complications such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia or immune thrombocytopenia (see these terms). The clinical course is extremely heterogeneous with survival ranging from a few months to several decades.

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Advocacy Organizations

My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.

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Educate and provide resources to POC with Rare Cancers

Youth And Women for Opportunities Uganda-YWOU

Our mission supports Rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases diagnosis, care and treatment, education, awareness and empowering health care professionals and patients care takers of rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases arena in Uganda, build capacity and bridge lack of clinical knowledge and experience and provide search/quest for diagnostic laboratories, I advocate for changes in laws, practices

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