Hematology:
Hairy cell leukemia — Treatment with interferon alpha. Treatment abroad

In most cases, to deal with hairy cell leukemia, the cytotoxic drugs, causing the death of tumor cells, are used. However, when they are ineffective, or upon recurrence, the patients can be prescribed alpha-interferon. The action of this drug is based on stimulation of the body's own defenses.

Therapy

Stimulating the activity of immune cells, alpha-interferon is involved in formation of an anti-tumor immunity. The effect of the drug is expressed in reduction of the tumors size and inhibition of further development of leukemia.

The drug is administered subcutaneously in the hospital. The injections are performed every day for 4 to 6 weeks. The treatment outcomes are evaluated by follow-up studies:

  • complete blood count,
  • blood chemistry,
  • cytogenetic analysis.

The most frequent side effect of the drug is a flu-like syndrome manifested by fever, headache, and general malaise. In order to facilitate the patient's condition, the NSAIDs are prescribed.

In rare cases, patients can also report:

  • weight loss,
  • arrhythmias,
  • depression.

When the adverse symptoms are manifested strongly, the treatment is terminated.

Upon achievement of a partial remission, the patient is transferred to maintenance therapy, which implies the repeated injections of interferon 3 times a week on an outpatient basis. The recommendations for further treatment are developed by the physician on an individual basis.

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University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The key objective of the Department of Internal Medicine III is to create and offer optimal treatments for internal diseases on inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient basis.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 9042.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.7/10 from 82 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department I for Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne deals with the treatment of patients with various internal diseases. This includes in particular the following fields: Oncology, Hematology, Clinical infectology, Clinical immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 9094.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostasis, Rheumatology and Infectology at the University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the hymatopoietic system and solid tumors.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 10915.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center integrates the clinical and research activities for all Charité departments and institutes dealing with Cancer. The director of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center is Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Keilholz.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 12784.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

Department of Oncology and Hematology of Krankenhaus Nordwest offers a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment of oncological diseases or diseases closely associated with the circulatory system.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 8288.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Schwabing treats all benign blood diseases, disorders of the immune and coagulation system, all forms of blood cancer, and the most of cancers.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 8252.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant provides patient care on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The focuses of the inpatient treatment are acute leukemia and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous blood stem cell transplantation.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 8422.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 7818.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of  blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. .


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 10953.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The clinic of hematology, hemostasis, oncology and stem cell transplantation is a leading therapeutic clinic of the Medical Institute of Hannover for patients with solid tumor and systemic diseases, with other partially benign diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as bleeding disorders.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 9002.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The department of hematology and oncology diagnosed and treated malignant tumors. The therapeutic spectrum includes all medicamentous treating methodes including chemotherapy, antibody, immune and hormone therapy. Cancer patients benefit from interdisciplinary treatment.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 8564.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach focuses on diagnosis and treatment of oncological and hematological diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 7444.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The Department of Internal Medicine IV (Hematology and Oncology) covers the whole range of hematology and oncology. This includes prevention, diagnosis, therapy and post-operative care for cancer of all organs and blood.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 8996.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

The department of internal medicine IV and V includes general internal medicine and a number of priority areas of this subject. The clinic offers a wide range of newest innovative treatments especially in the fields of medical oncology, hematology and palliative care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 8331.00

University Hospital Wurzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Treatment of hairy cell leukemia with interferon alpha (1 curse)

Medical Clinic II provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to patients with hematologic/oncologic, gastrointestinal and rheumatological/immunological diseases. In March 2005, it opened a new center for stem cell transplantation.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 9316.00