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Hairy cell leukemia: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, the most important thing right now is to start treatment as soon as possible. We are here to help you find the best medical options available.

Below is a list of hairy cell leukemia treatments. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.     

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
5267.00
Treatment with Pentostatin
Price from
5541.00
Treatment with interferon alpha
Price from
7568.00
Splenectomy
Price from
11808.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
510.00

Best hospitals for Hairy cell leukemia treatment

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location_searchingCity: Bad Wildungen

Asklepios Academic City Hospital Bad Wildungen


The Asklepios Academic City Hospital Bad Wildungen (Asklepios Stadtklinik Bad Wildungen) is an academic teaching hospital of the Phillipp University of Magburg and is a member of Asklepios Clinics GmbH (Asklepios Kliniken GmbH).

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District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich


The District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich is a hospital for basic and standard medical care in the district of Neuss. It has 347 beds. With a long history of over 100 years, the Hospital has an interregional importance. There are annually treated over 12,000 inpatients and 21,000 outpatients.

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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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