So, I called my parents on Sunday, and my mom told me that my father has leukemia, CLL to be precise. She said the doctors said that as far as leukemia goes, it’s the best kind to have, and after 6 months of chemo ( :eek: ) he has a 85 to 90% chance of being “cured.” I didn’t want to press her or my dad for info, and my searches on-line have taught me a lot about it, but I’m still wondering how everything is going to turn out. So, please share any stories or information you might have about CLL, chemo, and how to help my parents through this whole thing. Here are some questions I’d like answered, just to get the ball rolling. Any other info or comments are also welcome, of course:
Is there any way to determine how my father will react to chemo?
When my mom said “cured,” does that mean it’s gone, or in remission (or is that the same thing)?
Is it hereditary?
Random info: My dad is around 59 years old, fairly active, in pretty good shape, and never gets sick.