In the above video Professors Simon Rule, Peter Hillmen and John Gribben are leading UK clinical researchers with a special interest in CLL. In this brief news report from this year's EHA meeting in Milan they share insights into the promising future for CLL treatment as greater understanding of the biology of this complex disease brings with it an increasing range of potential therapies.
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Infections are the biggest killers of CLL patients, so vaccinations are very important. If we have them early in our disease, we are more likely to be able to produce antibodies and so they are more likely to be effective. The following are those commonly recommended:
Annual flu vaccine.
Prof Chris Fegan, from the Cardiff CLL research group, speaks at the Cardiff LLR sponsored open day in 2012. Watch and listen to the above presentation as he discusses and explains some of the problems that may be experience by people with CLL and the spectrum of challenges that are not often easy to quantify.
In the above video from the CLLSA playlist; Gwyneth Stafford CLL & Lymphoma Nurse Specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals discusses managing infections and goes on to the challenges that CLL patients experience when managing their symptoms. A theme running through these videos is the importance of keeping the medical team informed and working together to find strategies and support to reduce impact.