Sep 24, 2008 - 10:04 am
My mom was diagnosed with CLL in 2004. Her numbers have been pretty good, so no treatment as of yet. But her most recent blood test came back with elevated numbers, and since her last biopsy was 4 years ago, they want to do another. She's really dreading it because she said it was horrible last time - wants to be given general anesthesia, but I don't think they do that. Does anyone have advice on how to help her through this? Are there any alternatives to coping with the painful procedure?