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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, don't be frightened. We are here to help you find the best doctors and hospitals to help you.

Below is a list of chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatments. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.      

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
5270.00
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
Price from
14517.00
Stem cell transplant
Price from
162599.00
Cancer rehabilitation
Price from
403.00

Best hospitals for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) treatment

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele


With 2 campuses, 900 beds and the staff of 2,050 employees, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is the largest medical institution in Essen. As one of the leading emergency institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital provides a wide range of services and medical care of the highest quality.

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University Hospital Dusseldorf


Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

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About the disease

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer that develops in the bone marrow, which is responsible for producing red and white blood cells and platelets. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia develop in the cells that later become lymphocytes. These cells are a subtype of white blood cells and they are part of the immune system. They are also known as natural killer cells, as they are responsible for fighting and preventing the development of different infections.

Lymphocytes accumulate in the lymphs, which is where their name comes from. Although chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma have similar symptoms and progress in a similar way, the biggest difference between them is that the first starts initially in the bone marrow while the second starts in the lymph nodes and the tissue located close to them. Nonetheless, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma can spread to other organs and affect the immune system greatly, which is why a timely diagnosis and treatment are vital.

Overall, chronic lymphocytic leukemia develops more slowly than the acute type and it also has less adverse factors. It can take months or even years for chronic lymphocytic leukemia to manifest itself, but this type of lymphocytic leukemia can at any time become acute and at this point it may be more difficult to treat.

Another type of leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, starts in the myeloids cells. Although the exact cause of chronic lymphocytic leukemia is not known, genetic mutations and exposure to radiation are believed to play a vital role. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is more common in adults.

Symptoms

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes
  • Pain in the bones
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Frequent colds and infections, due to weakened immune system
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the lymph nodes to check whether they are enlarged. The patient will be asked if they have recently lost a lot of weight or have experienced unexplained weakness.
  • A blood test is primarily used to count the amount of lymphocytes in the blood, which is usually very high in people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • A bone marrow biopsy can be performed, allowing doctors to examine a sample of the patient’s bone marrow under the microscope. This can determine whether or not the patient has chronic lymphocytic leukemia and, if so, what stage the cancer is at.

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy kill and scatter the cancerous cells, to stop them progressing. The second part of this treatment option, immunotherapy, protects the patient against infections until their immune system is normal again.
  • A stem cell transplant is a complex surgical procedure, whereby the patient receives new stem cells that renew the normal production of white and red blood cells and platelets in the blood. These cells may either be taken from the patient before chemotherapy or they may be taken from a donor. Donors need to have similar lymphocytes to the patient. Relatives are most likely to be the best fit.

 

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