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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, weight loss. Is biological therapy possible or chemotherapy is only solution?

hey doctor, my uncle has been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia , B-CLL. He is 70 and has lost 10% of his body weight in the past 2 months. his hemoglobin is 9. Being a bio-technologist myself, i believe in biological therapy over chemotherapy. I want to know if biolgical therapy (using monoclonal antibodies ) is possible in my uncle s case or is chemotherapy the only solution? i can also mail u his complete blood report.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
it is possible but results of biological therapy are limited and questionable. chemotherapy may have more side effects but it is the most efficient treatment modality and it should not be replaced by any other method. biological therapy can be just complemntary treatment.
Wish you good health. Regards
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