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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2821
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
19609
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6619
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10230
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2992
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13033
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
7102
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
11869
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2834
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12244
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6697
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10462
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3821
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
14442
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
9004
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
13163
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2692
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
15660
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6795
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10439
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13001
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2796
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13204
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6696
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10188
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2780
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12958
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6718
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10210
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13005
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2728
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12974
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6621
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10432
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3000
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12955
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6982
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
12091
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3680
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
8744
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
13182
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2735
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12490
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6729
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
11566
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2760
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13230
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
6794
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
10406
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2992
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12856
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics (1 curse)
7080
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)
12071
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare type of leukemia, which can develop if the body’s bone marrow produces too many lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells and, as part of the immune system, they are responsible for fighting various infections.

Hairy cell leukemia develops only when B cells start to divide abnormally. These B cells are a type of white blood cell that is responsible for producing antibodies and presenting antigens. Under the microscope, B cells look hairy, thus giving this condition its name. When B cells divide abnormally, the amount of red blood cells and healthy blood cells drops.

Hairy cell leukemia usually develops very slowly and it can take years before it first manifests itself. This type of leukemia is more common in middle-aged and older people, particularly men. Although it is possible to achieve remission, the condition cannot be cured. Nonetheless, people can live for years after hairy cell leukemia was first discovered.

Although the exact cause of hairy cell leukemia is not known, it is believed that this disease develops as a result of certain DNA mutations in the bone marrow, which lead to its abnormal production of B cells.

Symptoms

  • Weakness
  • Easy bruising
  • Frequent infections and colds
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Feeling full after just a few bites of food
  • Pale skin
  • Bleeding takes much longer to stop

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will check the patient’s lymph nodes (enlarged lymph nodes can be indicators of the leukemia) and use palpation of the patient’s abdomen to find out if the spleen is enlarged (which could explain why the patient feels full after only a few bites of food).
  • A blood test may reveal low levels of red and white blood cells. Low levels of platelets can also indicate an abnormal production of blood cells in the body.
  • A bone marrow biopsy is performed in order to examine the B cells under the microscope and determine if they are abnormal.

Treatment

  • Anti-cancer chemotherapy drug pentostatin may be prescribed. This drug inhibits the division of abnormal B cells and kills cancerous cells. It must be taken every three to six months to prevent the recurrence of hairy cell leukemia in future.
  • Treatment with interferon alpha may be prescribed. It is a biological treatment that is designed to prolong the period of remission by helping the immune system fight cancerous cells and destroy them. It is usually prescribed if chemotherapy has not been successful or if the patient was not able to have chemotherapy.
  • A splenectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the spleen is removed if it is enlarged or inflamed. It also helps to normalize the blood count and to prolong the patient’s life for as long as possible.



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