Doctors for Hairy-cell Leukemia in Mahipalpur, Delhi
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Hairy Cell Leukaemia is a rare cancer of the blood. In this slow-growing cancer, the bone marrow of the patient produces excess lymphocytes of B cells. These excess cells are abnormal and as they increase in quantity the production of healthy white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells decrease. The symptoms of this disease varies among patients, while some do not display any signs others could get tired easily, have recurring infections and experience weight loss.
HOW IS HAIRY-CELL LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
There are no visible symptoms specific to hairy-cell leukemia. A blood test can reveal hairy cell leukemia. Some cancer symptoms that can be correlated with hairy-cell leukemia are feeling of fullness in abdomen, fatigue, easy bruising, recurring infections, weakness and weight loss.
HOW IS HAIRY-CELL LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Chemotherapy drugs like Cladribine and Pentostatin are the first line of treatment for hairy-cell leukemia. A great majority of people will experience complete or partial remission through the use of chemotherapy. Interferon and Rituximab are biological therapy attempts to make cancer cells more recognizable to immune system. Once the immune system identifies cancer cells as intruders, it can destroy them.
DID YOU KNOW?
It has been seen that alternative treatments like acupuncture are known to alleviate the symptoms of this cancer. If diagnosed at an earlier stage, they may be a crucial aid in controlling the spread of the same.