Hairy Cell Leukemia Treatment

Biological Therapy

Biological therapy is a treatment that uses the person's immune system to fight cancer. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used to boost, direct, or restore the body's natural defenses against cancer. This type of cancer treatment is also called biotherapy or immunotherapy.
 
Interferon alfa is a biological agent that is commonly used for hairy cell leukemia treatment. Healthcare providers may use a biological agent called rituximab to treat relapsed or refractory cases of hairy cell leukemia.
 

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Surgery for hairy cell leukemia usually involves a splenectomy, which is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the spleen.
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