Question by  itsbevy (2)

Is it safe to be in the sun after a recent diagnosis of CLL? My absolute lymphocytes # is 9913.

My absolute lymphocytes # is 9913, would it harm me to go in the sun? CLL is a type of blood cancer.


Answer by  patti (29325)

If you have a condition as serious as CLL, you should discuss your lifestyle activities with your physician. Consideration will be given you your condition as well as medications and your overall health status. With conditions like blood dyscracias, it is not a good idea to solicit information or advice from lay persons.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Unfortunately it is not wise to be in the sun after being diagnose with CLL. Patients with CLL have a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma and it can be more aggressive and harder to treat.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Alot of times what matters if you go in the sun or not is the type of medications you are on not so much the disease you have but if you want the facts call your doctor up and ask they will let you know the do's and don'ts.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You should use sunscreen at all times if you do wish to go in the sun. But this is highly specific to what your doctor recommends. I would avoid going out in the sun until I am sure that it is okay. From what I have heard, it is always best to avoid the sun.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

It is not really advisable to stay under the sun even if you do not have CLL since UV rays can affect you in a lot of ways. I suggest that you wear sunblock with SPF 50 every time you get out of the house since it's the best precautionary measure.


Answer by  xtophyr (50)

Sunshine can help you produce Vitamin D, which can help CLL, but it also elevates the risk of Skin Cancer. With CLL, cases of Skin Cancer tend to be much more aggressive, so it's likely best to avoid the sun and get Vitamin D supplements instead.


Answer by  feodin (201)

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia has nothing to do with sun exposure. It should not affect the course of your disease at all, however you should discuss your treatment with your physician.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

CLL stands for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia which is a type of blood cancer.It is common in elderly people age 60 years above. It causes a slow increase in your lympocyte count which is a type of white cell. It should not do you any harm to be exposed to the sun.

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