Hairy Cell Leukemia
What type of cancer is HCL?
rare chronic type of leukemia
What is the percentage of adults who get HCL?
What is the median age?
55 years old
What is the ratio of predominance in males?
What phenotype does HCL have?
What is HCL?
peculiar cells with hairy like projections on their surface
What do the hairy cells in the peripheral blood do?
reduce the number of granulocytes, platelets and red blood cells
When does a patient receive treatment for HCL?
at symptomatic stage
What are the signs and symptoms of HCL?
chronic bone pain
What is the current remission rate of HCL with the appropriate chemotherapy protocol?
What is the preferred treatment for HCL?
autologous stem cell transplant
How treatable is HCL in adults?
What is the percentage of patients that have splenomegaly at diagnosis?