What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

It can come as quite a shock when you are first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). You probably have a few questions and concerns.  The objective of this information is to give you some background information about this condition and to tell you a bit about what to expect. You play the most important role in your treatment, so it is important that you feel well-informed about your care and understand the steps ahead.