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What is the treatment for hairy cell leukemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Hairy cell

Treatment options for hairy cell leukemia will include : purine analogs such as cladribine or pentostatin - these two are very effective therapy for hcl.
Interferon alpha, splenectomy are also used in certain cases. In refractory/relapse disease, in addition to cladribine/pentostatin, anti cd 20, anti cd 22 and anti cd 25 also are available. Discuss in detail with your oncologist.

In brief: Hairy cell

Treatment options for hairy cell leukemia will include : purine analogs such as cladribine or pentostatin - these two are very effective therapy for hcl.
Interferon alpha, splenectomy are also used in certain cases. In refractory/relapse disease, in addition to cladribine/pentostatin, anti cd 20, anti cd 22 and anti cd 25 also are available. Discuss in detail with your oncologist.
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