In the above video Dr. George Follows discuses treatment choices and side effects.
Different drug combinations have different toxicity profiles, associated complications and efficacy. Requiring lengthy discussion between patients and their doctor and treatment at a centre experienced in their delivery and care of patients being treated with them.
Q1) Many patients have heard about potential treatments such as “FCR” and “BR”, how do you choose which therapy they should receive?
Q2) The side effects of CLL treatments can be significant, are CLL patient’s monitored carefully?
Cancer Research UK Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) drugs and side effects
The 2014 New treatment Landscape article written by Dr Francesco Forconi (Southampton University Hospital Trust)
2008 Technical clinical overview - ASH education Book - Disease Specific Complications of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Dr Claire Dearden (Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust