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Is hairy cell leukemia hereditary?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in 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 probably not cured, short treatments can result in many years of remission. There is no inherited predisposition to hairy cell leukemia.
Answered on May 15, 2019
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