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Can small lymphocytic lymphoma be cured?

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SLL tends to be a slow-growing cancer. But over time, it can turn into a more aggressive type of lymphoma.

After initial treatment, many people have a period of remission, when there are no signs of active disease. The illness may not return.

But for some people, SLL does come back. Doctors can treat you again, and you may have another remission.

From: Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Overview," "What Is non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia," "Get Information and Support."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "CLL/SLL Overview"

MacMillan Cancer Support:  "Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma," "Tests for CLL."

Leukaemia Foundation: Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)."

Leukaemia Care: "Small lymphocytic lymphoma SLL)."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Overview," "What Is non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia," "Get Information and Support."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "CLL/SLL Overview"

MacMillan Cancer Support:  "Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma," "Tests for CLL."

Leukaemia Foundation: Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)."

Leukaemia Care: "Small lymphocytic lymphoma SLL)."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

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