Supportive therapies are often given to prevent or treat CLL and SLL symptoms and/or treatment side effects.
 Supportive care for CLL or SLL can include:
  • Antibiotics to treat infections caused by bacteria or fungi.
  • Antivirals to treat infections caused by viruses.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Blood transfusions or growth factors to increase red blood cell counts.
  • Intravenous or subcutaneous immunoglobulin (IVIG or SCIG) treatments may be used to help boost your immune system.
  • Growth factors to increase white blood cell counts or boost immunoglobulin levels.