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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: Hairy cell leukemia is a relatively rare type of blood cancer that arises from lymphocytes. It is extremely responsive to treatment. Altough probabl ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
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No: Leukemia is generally not hereditary but having a first degree relative with leukemia may slightly increase your risk.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not in kids: Hairy cell leukemia is not a disease in children. It is a very rare disease in adults-only 600-800 cases/ year in usa- and the median age is 52 year-o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hcl diagnosis: Clinical history and examination as well as simple blood work will reveal evidence of pancytopenia ( low white blood cell, red blood and platelet leve ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Bone marrow biopsy: The ultimate test is a bone marrow biopsy. Sometimes we can see the hairy cells on a blood smear (see picture), but a bone marrow biopsy is the way to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fatigue: Hairy cell leukemia is a very rare disorder. It is diagnosed, usually, when a person presents with severe fatigue, and anemia is detected. A large spl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hope this helps.: Hcl is caused by the abnormal growth of b cells. The cells look "hairy" under the microscope because they have fine projections coming from their surf ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience Medical Oncology
EXCELLENT: Hairy cell leukemia is rare. In about 90% of people with hcl one treatment can put them in remission for a very long time. Although hcl is considered ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hairy-cell-leukemia/basics/definition/CON-20026432 For good health - Have a d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hairy cell: Treatment options for hairy cell leukemia will include : purine analogs such as cladribine or pentostatin - these two are very effective therapy for h ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
Yes but unspecific: If one had remission from chemotx or other modalities, hairy cell leukemia recurs a number of ways. This is one chronic B cell leukemia that affects ... Read More
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