I realize how each of us have differences in our journey. However, perhaps below information helpful to you, or someone else you know:
If you were ever considering a second opinion, I recommend Thomas J. Kipps, M.D., PhD. Dr. Kipps is Deputy Director of Research, Moores UCSD Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego, School of Medicine. He is a leader in the field of CLL.
In 1991, I was diagnosed with CLL. In 1996, I was deemed to be in remission. In 2012, I saw Dr. Kipps who examined me, went over my labs with me, and explained how the CLL remains in remission.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center
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