Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis and Treatment


Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia is the most uncommon type of leukemia. Many people view it as a subset of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. According to Mayo Clinic, approximately 600 to 800 new cases are diagnosed each year.  Middle-aged men are the most likely to be diagnosed with it, and it is rarely if ever seen in children.

What is Hairy Cell Leukemia?

Hairy cell leukemia is a slow-growing disease in which the bone marrow makes too many ... read more »

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis and Treatment

Doctors use the same types of methods to diagnose and treat hairy cell leukemia as other types of blood cancers: bone marrow biopsies, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and occasionally surgery are a few of the procedures used.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Many Web sites that detail hairy cell leukemia treatment are citing guidelines found in the Physicians Data Query (PDQ), a National Cancer Institute database that is reviewed and updated every month by a panel of specialists. Given that many sites pull information from this one, it is the only treatment site we list in this guide.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia Support

Though hairy cell leukemia is an uncommon disease, there are a few forums and blogs on the Web ... read more »

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