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chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia are very different.
are you asking about symptoms of ALL and CLL or asking about treatments for these?
his CLL will cause him to be tired and would cause his anemia.
it sounds like he is quite symptomatic from his CLL
he needs to talk to a hematology doctor to get started on treatment for his CLL
has he consulted with a hematology doctor yet?
he should have if he had a bone marrow biopsy
he got a low grade fever and need a blood transfusion after his first treatment
you have to give his oncologist more time with treatment to help control his CLL.
his bone marrow could be very sick and most likely is not making many red blood cells
the bone marrow biopsy would be able to look for blast cells
if he has lots of blast cells in his bone marrow, this could turn into an ALL leukemia.
but if the bone marrow doesn't show blast cells, it is still CLL
and is low grade fever and need for blood transfusion isn't a sign of ALL.
that is good he is going better
I hope he gets better
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the difference between CLL and ALL is seen in the bone marrow biopsy.
ALL has blast cells in the bone marrow biopsy.
CLL doesn't have blast or rapidly growing immature cells in the bone marrow.