Skin Cancer and CLL

A number of studies report that CLL patients are at increased risk of skin cancer. Consequently, they should be well-informed and vigilant regarding this life-threatening complication.

What do skin cancers look like? Take a look.

How serious is skin cancer in CLL patients?

“A prior diagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer predicts an increased mortality risk in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL),…

“Overall, such patients had a 30% greater risk of death, which almost doubled in the subgroup of patients whose skin cancer was squamous cell,…

 “The five-year survival of CLL patients with no history of skin cancer was 43% compared with 31% for patients with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer and 28% for the subgroup with squamous cell cancer (P<0.0001).”  Read more…

What is the incidence of skin cancer in CLL patients?

Cutaneous lesions occur in up to 25% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).  Read more…

CLL Topics Updates   has  a number of excellent articles on skin cancer and CLL Begin with these recent ones,

then, if you want to explore this topic further, click Search under CLL Topics Updates in the right sidebar and enter skin cancer.

Another informative source for information on cancer diagnosis is MyBiopsy.org. There you find pathology slides comparing the three forms of skin cancer cells with normal cells:

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  2. Mayola Arcilla says:

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