Case Study: Henry (04:12)
A 58 year old man follows a healthy lifestyle. Panelists explain why doctors shouldn't go "fishing" for illness by subjecting asymptomatic patients to excessive tests.
Lymphocyte Function (02:40)
Henry's lymphocyte count increases over time. Learn their role in the immune system and why it's important to determine lymphocyte type.
Diagnosing Leukemia (CLL) (03:02)
John describes his symptoms. Learn how cytogenic analysis, immunophenotyping and bone marrow tests use biologic markers to determine cancer of the blood.
Stage Zero Disease Debate (05:43)
John describes a positive lymphoma prognosis. Panelists discuss screening for leukemia (CLL) in asymptomatic patients; diagnostic technology is so sensitive that disease precursors become a psychological burden.
Treating Stage Zero Leukemia (CLL) (03:34)
Panelists explain that asymptomatic liquid cancer patients should be observed to preserve quality of life, whereas early diagnosis in solid tumor patients is critical.
Treating Lymphoma (04:45)
John describes his chemotherapy sessions. Learn how stem cell transplantation from a sibling donor is used to replace bone marrow cells affected by toxicity.
Leukemia (CLL) Summary (00:47)
Dr. Salgo reiterates key points about Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia diagnosis, staging, treatment and prognosis.
Credits: Leukemia (CLL): Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (01:05)
Credits: Leukemia (CLL): Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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