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IV in Arm and Hand - Medical

A new immunotherapy has shown hugely promising results treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a mostly slow-growing type of cancer in which abnormal lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the bone marrow become cancerous and spread into the blood.

In CLL, the leukemia cells often build up slowly over time and people may not show symptoms for years. Eventually, the cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and become harder to treat with traditional cancer regimens. Every year, the American Cancer Society reports about 20,110 new cases of the disease, and approximately 4,660 deaths are expected from CLL in 2017.

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