How is hairy cell leukemia treated?

At diagnosis, patients with hairy cell leukemia often have an enlarged spleen and a deficiency of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. When these symptoms are present, most patients respond well to removal of the spleen. For patients who relapse or fail to respond to the spleen removal, treatment has usually consisted of low dose chemotherapy.
Recently the government approved the use of genetically engineered alpha interferon as a general treatment for hairy cell leukemia.


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