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Best hospitals and doctors for hairy cell leukemia treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
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Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
 from  8145
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
 from  5572

University Hospital Mannheim

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Mannheim

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Mannheim ranks among the top medical institutions of Germany, which is an undeniable confirmation of the impeccable medical care and excellent reputation of the hospital! The hospital is a high-tech modern medical institution, which provides accurate diagnosis an
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3137
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7345
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha
11542

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3448
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13171
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8196

Medicana International Ankara Hospital

9/10
location_onTurkey, Ankara

Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Medicana International Ankara Hospital is one of the leading medical centers, which belongs to the largest medical network Medicana in Turkey. The hospital incorporates all specialties of the modern medicine under one roof. It particularly focuses on bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cardiovascular surg
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
2721
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
9438
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
6230

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Oncology and Hematology

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3336 help3081
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12020.2 help10850
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7700.6 help7109

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Hematology

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3590
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13728
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8643

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3680
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13854
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8444

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
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Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
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Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3277
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12627
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7390

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3679
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13976
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8389

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3549
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13182
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8066

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3151
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
12462
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7400

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3106
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
15833
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7408

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3124
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
18385
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7315

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3695
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
14009
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8473

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3611
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
13855
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
8615

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Hairy Cell Leukemia Diagnosis
3117
Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia
11876
Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with cytostatics
7337

About the disease

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare type of leukemia, which develops if the 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 cells that are 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 white 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 in men. Although it is possible to achieve remission, the condition cannot be cured completely. Nonetheless, people can live for years after hairy cell leukemia was first diagnosed.

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 the 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
  • Uncontrolled bleedings

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will check patient’s lymph nodes (enlarged lymph nodes can be indicative of leukemia) and palpate abdomen to estimate size of the spleen (this can explain why the patient feels full after only a few bites of food).
  • Blood test may reveal low levels of platelets, red and white blood cells.
  • 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 already existing cancerous cells. It must be taken every three to six months to prevent the recurrence of hairy cell leukemia in the 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 to fight cancerous cells and destroy them. It is usually prescribed if chemotherapy has not been successful or if the patient was not able to receive chemotherapy.
  • 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.

 

Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova

 




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